COVID-19 Update – 15 December
At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 15 December Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton reported that 864 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 December. The Public Health Department reported 29 positive results from these tests, two in travellers and 27 from the community.
These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,455 as at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 15 December. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 8,036 as at the same time.
There were 16 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 15 December.
The Public Health Department also confirmed that up to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 15 December there had been 2,106 total positive lateral flow tests since the introduction of the lateral flow test programme in the Cayman Islands, which are included in the total positive numbers given above.
As of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 15 December, Faith Hospital confirmed there were no active cases in the Sister Islands, with none identified in the previous 24 hours. To date, there had been 120 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with all having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 62 were fully vaccinated, six were partially vaccinated, and 52 were unvaccinated.
Up to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 15 December, there had been 130,043 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 58,539 people (82% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile 56,814 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 14,690 people (representing 21% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.
Issued by: Ministry of Health & Wellness (CIG)