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COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 23

COVID - 19 20 Jun, 2022 Follow News

COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 23

COVID-19 case numbers and number of PCR tests conducted

Total COVID-19 cases since March 2020

Number of COVID-19 cases May - June 2022. Orange bars indicate PCR results are pending thus figures may change.

Test Positivity Rate for the last thirty days. Data refers to the percentage of patients who tested positive via PCR in the prior 7-days.

COVID-19 hospitalisations

COVID-19 vaccine statistics

Vaccine statistics for Paediatric Vaccine and 3rd Doses

Hospitalisations and deaths by vaccination status (since 8 September 2021)

Admissions stratified by those aged above and below the age of 10 (since 8 September 2021*)

Vaccine Coverage total population

Booster (3rd dose) Vaccine Coverage per Age Group

5 -11 June 2022 (Data as of 14-06-2022)

 

International  Situation

Internationally, the number of new cases has continued to decline, with a 12% decrease from the previous reporting week. There has also been a decline globally in deaths, by 22%. The dominant variant circulating globally continues to be the Omicron variant, specifically the BA.2 lineage. However, the Omicron lineages BA.2.12.1, BA.5 and BA.4 are increasing in prevalence.

Cayman Islands Local Trends

All key indicators have increased in Epi Week 23, with a testing delay likely due to the Jubilee long weekend. The case rate has increased from 630 cases per 100,000 population to 681 cases per 100,000 population, with an increase in new cases of 8% (from 437 to 472). The test positivity has increased to 28% from 25%, and the number of PCR tests conducted has fallen by 9% (from 1,814 to 1,659). The spike in cases reported on 7th June most likely reflects a delay in individuals coming forward for testing over the bank holiday weekend.

Hospital Admissions

Ten new admissions were registered during Epi. Week 23, again an increase on the previous week where seven new admissions were reported. Of the ten new admissions, seven were specifically caused by COVID-19 morbidity, with only three patients detected on screening. A total of 12 patients required inpatient treatment (no change from the previous week).

Vaccination

During Epi. Week 23, a total of 61 children received the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine (26 first dose and 35 second dose), bringing the total of vaccines administered to children over the last two weeks to 114.

Key Message

The decline in the current wave of infection has stalled with an uptick across many indicators, including COVID-19 new hospitalisations. Vigilance of preventative measures and continuation of testing is required to ensure community transmission decreases.


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