COVID-19 Community Update – 10 January 2022
On Monday, 10 January, Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton reported 608 new cases of COVID-19, 22 in travellers and 586 from the community.
Meanwhile the Public Health Department reported 1,522 PCR tests were conducted since the last report on Friday, 7 January, of which 344 were positive. Two hundred and sixty four positive lateral flow tests (LFTs) were also reported during this period.
There have been 128 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the Cayman Islands to date, meanwhile the number of probable Omicron cases reached 1,487 on Monday, 10 January.
The number of reported active cases stood at 3,430 with 3,166 of those being linked to community transmission. The percentage of the Cayman Islands population who are reported COVID positive currently stands at 4.82 percent. The total number of cases recorded in the Cayman Islands since the start of the pandemic stood at 11,226 at the same time.
In addition, seven COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in the Cayman Islands as at midnight on Monday, 10 January. There was one new admission since the last report.
There were 25 new cases found in the Sister Islands. To date, there have been 237 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 136 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 143 were fully vaccinated, eight were partially vaccinated, and 85 were unvaccinated.
To date, there have been 59,022 people (83% of 71,106) who had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 57,493 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 18,158 people (representing 25% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.
Issued by: Ministry of Health & Wellness (CIG)