The number of new cases and deaths continue to generally decrease worldwide, however it would be premature to consider the COVID-19 pandemic to be over.
Cayman Islands Local Trends
All indicators have shown decreases this week as a downward trend has begun here in the Cayman Islands. The total number of new cases has dropped by 32 percent from 833 to 566. The daily average of new positives fell to 81 from 119, a reduction of 24 percent. The test positivity rate stood at 24.9 percent in Epi. Week 21, compared to 31 percent in the previous week. Case rate was also lowered from 1,201 to 816.
Five new admissions to the two local hospitals were registered during Epi. Week 21, the same as the previous week. A total of ten patients required inpatient treatment (five less than the previous week). Of the five new admissions, two were specifically caused by COVID-19 morbidity.
During Epi. Week 21, a total of 129 children received the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine (58 first doses and 71 second doses), bringing the total of vaccines given to children over these last 2 weeks to 186.
There have been encouraging signs of decline in the current wave of infection. The next few weeks will be crucial to confirm the declining trend.