COVID-19 Update – Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton today reported 357 new cases of COVID-19. This included 11 in travellers and 346 in the community.
Meanwhile the Public Health Department reported 1097 PCR tests were conducted since the last report on Tuesday, 11 January, of which 187 were positive. One hundred and seventy positive lateral flow tests (LFTs) were also reported during this period.
There have been 132 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the Cayman Islands to date, meanwhile the number of probable Omicron cases reached 1,830 during the reporting period.
The number of reported active cases stood at 3,585 with 3,334 of those being linked to community transmission. The percentage of the Cayman Islands population who are reported COVID positive currently stands at 5.04 percent. The total number of cases recorded in the Cayman Islands since the start of the pandemic stood at 12,023 at the same time.
In addition, nine COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in the Cayman Islands as at midnight on Wednesday, 12 January. There were three new admissions since the last report.
There were 19 new cases found in the Sister Islands. To date, there have been 274 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 140 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 164 were fully vaccinated, eight were partially vaccinated, and 102 were unvaccinated.
To date, there have been 59,097 people (83% of 71,106) who had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 57,585 individuals (81%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 18,550 people (representing 26% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.
Issued by: Ministry of Health & Wellness (CIG)