By Staff Writer
Cayman continues to edge towards the target of having 70 per cent of the population over 12 years old vaccinated.
Statistics from the Public Health Department earlier this week showed that 63 per cent of the revised population estimate of 71,100 (6,000 more than the often referenced 65,000) have completed the two-dose course.
Over 93,307 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered of which 48,333 (68 per cent) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and approximately 63% have completed the two-dose course.
Up to press time Cayman had reported a total of 614 cases since last year’s outbreak of the pandemic with 596 people recovered from the infection.
One recent case in which a patient was hospitalised was reported this week as having improved considerably and no longer requires the support of a ventilator.
Over 106,852 people have been tested as both testing and the vaccination campaign continue.
Only two deaths in Cayman have been directly attributed to the virus.
While 63 per cent of the population over 12 years old have been double-vaccinated the target is for between 70 per cent and 80 per cent before serious consideration are given to a phased reopening of the borders.
The PACT coalition government recently indicated a mid-September possibility to begin a phased reopening process for which details are still being worked out.
The government had rejected opposition calls for a September 1st reopening.
An intensified vaccination campaign is continuing.