COVID-19 Update Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 8 a.m
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,382 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Monday, 22 November.
The Public Health Department reported 192 positive results from these tests. One of these positives was from travelers and 191 from the community.
These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,045 as at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 6,283 as at the same time.
There were 29 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November.
Up to that point, 4,633 people in the Cayman Islands were in isolation either in Government isolation facilities or at home.
The Public Health department also confirmed that up to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November there had been 1,691 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 Tuesday, 23 November, Faith Hospital confirmed there were 22 active cases in the Sister Islands, with one COVID-positive individual identified in the previous 24 hours. To date, there had been 108 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 86 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 56 were fully vaccinated, six were partially vaccinated, and 46 were unvaccinated.
Vaccination clinics were closed yesterday (Monday 22 November 2021).
Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, discussing the overnight increase in the number of hospitalisations: https://youtu.be/j0ONlU8ccAQ