COVID-19 Update Tuesday 23 November 2021 8am
At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,139 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November.
The Public Health Department reported 176 positive test results during the same period. One of these positives was from a traveller and 175 were from the community.
These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,140 as at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 6,459 as at the same time.
There were 28 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November.
Up to that point, 4,192 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 Wednesday, 24 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 14 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 94 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.
Up to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November there had been 122,920 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands.
Of these, 57,874 (81 percent of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile 55,751 individuals (78 percent) had completed the two-dose course. Additionally, 9,739 people (representing 14 percent of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.
Submitted by: Ministry of Health & Wellness (CIG)