COVID-19 Update – 6 January
Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton reported 466 new cases of COVID-19, 41 in travellers and 425 from the community on Thursday, 6 January. Public Health reported 1,125 PCR tests were conducted since the last report on Tuesday, 4 January of which 317 were positive. One hundred and forty-nine (149) 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 802 on Thursday, 6 January. The number of reported active cases stood at 3,372 with 3,144 of those being linked to community transmission. The percentage of the Cayman Islands population who are reported COVID positive currently stands at 4.74 percent. The total number of cases recorded in the Cayman Islands since the start of the pandemic stood at 10,186 at the same time.
In addition, four COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in the Cayman Islands as at midnight on Thursday, 6 January. There was one new admission during this period.
There were 10 new cases found in the Sister Islands. To date, there have been 181 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 127 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 112 were fully vaccinated, seven were partially vaccinated, and 62 were unvaccinated.
To date, there have been 58,939 people (83% of 71,106) who had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 57,377 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 17,681 people (representing 24% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.
Issued by: Ministry of Health & Wellness