Public Health Issues First Weekly COVID-19 Trends Report
Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Hazel Brown today issued the first of what will continue as a weekly update from the Public Health Department on trends observed in COVID-19 data over the prior week.
Dr. Brown said that for the week of 24-30 October there was an average of 131 new COVID-19 cases per day. Of these, 2.5 percent were travellers.
Overall, 52 percent of the cases were female, and 48 percent male. The ages of positive cases range from one month to 80 years, with an average age of 34 years.
Dr. Brown said, “There were five babies under the age of one year, 14 per cent were one to 18 years and one percent were over the age of 70. Most of the cases are in the workforce”
Of the week’s positives, Dr. Brown said, 36 percent were fully vaccinated, three percent were partially vaccinated, and 61 percent were unvaccinated.
During that week, four cases were admitted to hospital and two were discharged.
Dr. Brown urged residents to continue with personal prevention measures. She said, “In the context of wide community transmission, Public Health is advising enhanced vigilance in prevention strategies. If you are isolated or quarantined, you may still prevent ongoing transmission if you adhere to the recommendations. Wear your masks, use hand sanitiser and practice physical distance.”
The Chief Nursing Officer reminded the public that COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue at the Lions’ Centre and Camana Bay locations, as well as district events as advertised on the Health Services Authority and government websites and social media platforms.
Dr. Brown’s full video may be viewed at https://youtu.be/SBmDjC_fXB0
Submitted by: Government Information Services (GIS, CIG)
Photo by: Reshma Ragoonath