COVID-19 Update – 8 December
At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 December Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1170 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 7 December. The Public Health Department reported 70 positive results from these tests, two in travellers and 68 coming from the community.
These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,513 as at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 December. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 7,794 as at the same time.
Up to that point, 4,030 people in the Cayman Islands were in isolation either in Government isolation facilities or at home. There were 15 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 December.
The Public Health Department also confirmed that up to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 December there had been 2031 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, 8 December, Faith Hospital confirmed there were 10 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 110 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, 6 December there had been 127,061 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 58,300 people (82% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile 56,339 individuals (79%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 12,866 people (representing 18% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.
Issued by: Ministry of Health & Wellness (CIG)