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Adherence to COVID-19 Safety Protocols Key to Managing Current Wave

COVID - 19 17 May, 2022 Follow News

Adherence to COVID-19 Safety Protocols Key to Managing Current Wave

Public Health is appealing to the Cayman Islands community to adhere to COVID-19 control measures amidst the current resurgence of cases.

The Cayman Islands currently has an estimated 1,690 active cases of COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average for new positives stands at 119 as at today Friday 13 May. Daily reported incidences over the last seven-day period are as follows:

 

Thursday

5/5/2022

103

Friday

5/6/2022

86

Saturday

5/7/2022

82

Sunday

5/8/2022

75

Monday

5/9/2022

192

Tuesday

5/10/2022

153

Wednesday

5/11/2022

126

Thursday

5/12/2022

117

 

The Sister Islands have also been impacted by the resurgence in COVID-19 infections and currently have 111 active cases under Public Health surveillance. There have been 882 reported COVID-19 infections in the Sister Islands to date.

There are currently 10 patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr Autilia Newton expressed that she did not wish to raise alarm but asks the community for heightened awareness amidst the current wave of positives. “Living with COVID-19 requires us to acknowledge the threat the virus poses to us; and to respect that the infection control measures in place, especially indoor mask wearing, are in the best interest of the entire community”, she stated.

“Fortunately, we have not seen the high level of hospitalisations that occurred prior to the vaccine becoming available in the current wave of infections. It is for this reason that eligible persons who have not yet sought booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine should do so as soon as possible to maintain the Cayman Islands’ level of vaccine coverage”, Dr Newton stated.

Public Health also reminds persons that it is mandatory to report a positive Lateral Flow Test (LFT) for both clinical and epidemiological purposes. To report a positive LFT, visit exploregov.ky/coronavirus.

Persons over the age of eighteen who have received both primary doses of the COVID-19 vaccine over three months ago and those who have received their third dose over six months ago are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. For the current vaccination schedule, visit https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/.


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