COVID-19 Update 13 September 2021
13The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 878 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since Friday, 10 September 2021.
There were sixteen positive test results in travellers. Of those travellers, five were vaccinated and three were on the shortest five-day quarantine period.
There have been 103,904 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 53,626 (75% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,278 (71%) have completed the two-dose course.
“I know that the news of community spread after fourteen months is very stressful and worrying for many in the community. I think that ‘false’ news has compounded peoples’ anxieties and I encourage people to use credible sources. I am very reassured that Public Health has been able to swiftly contact trace all those concerned, and I thank them for working through the night both on the ground and in the laboratories. I am also grateful to all the Public for their cooperation. Getting vaccinated is the best protection against COVID-19 disease and I believe we are already seeing this is play through this incident”, said Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee.
“I want to reassure the public that keeping people safe and well informed remains the Government’s top priority throughout this worldwide health crisis.”
The Ministry of Health & Wellness along with Public Health wish to remind the community of the importance of mental health and psychological support during the pandemic. Caring professionals can be accessed through the Mental Health Helpline at 1.800.534-6463 (MIND), Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Public Health also continues to advise the public that if anyone is having any respiratory symptoms to please contact their general practitioner, usual health clinic, or the flu hotline for advice. Public Health will advise if it is required to attend the ‘flu clinic or other centres for testing or assessment. The ‘flu hotline can be contacted on 1-800-534-8600, 345-947-3077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents who suspect that an individual has breached quarantine may make an anonymous report to 943-SAFE (7233) or file an online report at www.exploregov.ky/travel.
Submitted by: Government Information Services (GIS, CIG)