COVID-19 Update – 5 January
Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton reported 211 new cases of COVID-19, 19 in travellers and 192 from the community on Wednesday, 5 January. Public Health reported 538 PCR tests were conducted since the last report on Tuesday, 4 January of which 108 were positive. One hundred and three positive lateral flow tests (LFTs) were also reported during this period.
There have been 89 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the Cayman Islands to date, meanwhile the number of probable Omicron cases reached 527 on Wednesday, 5 January. The total number of cases recorded in the Cayman Islands since the start of the pandemic stood at 9,720 at the same time.
In addition, four COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in the Cayman Islands as at midnight on Wednesday, 5 January. There were no new admissions during this period.
There were 22 new cases found in the Sister Islands. To date, there have been 171 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 127 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 105 were fully vaccinated, seven were partially vaccinated, and 59 were unvaccinated.
To date, there have been 58,904 people (83% of 71,106) who had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 57,331 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 17,520 people (representing 24% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.
Issued by: Ministry of Health & Wellness