COVID-19 Update – Tuesday, 7 December
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 7 December Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 530 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Monday, 6 December. The Public Health Department reported 61 positive results from these tests, one in a traveller and 60 coming from the community.
These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,645 as at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 7 December. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 7,724 as at the same time.
Up to that point, 4,208 people in the Cayman Islands were in isolation either in Government isolation facilities or at home. There were 14 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 7 December.
The Public Health Department also confirmed that up to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 7 December there had been 2019 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, 7 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.
There were no COVID-19 vaccination clinics held on Monday, 6 December.
Issued by: Ministry of Health & Pension