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COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 28

COVID - 19 25 Jul, 2022 Follow News

COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 28

COVID-19 case numbers

Total COVID-19 cases since March 2020 by specimen date

Number of COVID-19 cases in the last 30 days by specimen date. Orange bars indicate PCR results are pending thus figures may change.

Number of PCR tests conducted, new PCR positive results and test positivity rate for the last 30 days by test date. Data refers to the percentage of patients who tested positive via PCR in the prior 7

COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital

COVID-19 inpatients

Hospitalisation and Death statistics March 2020 – Present.

COVID-19 vaccine uptake and coverage. Based on total population of 69,350

COVID-19 paediatric vaccine doses administered and booster coverage

Weekly hospitalisations and deaths (since 8 September 2021*) *First COVID-19 patient was in March 2020, but hospitalisation figures begin September 2021 for graphical reasons.

Weekly COVID-19 hospital admissions stratified by those aged above and below 10

Vaccine coverage for the total population (69,350)

Booster (3rd dose) Vaccine Coverage per Age Group

10 - 16 July 2022 (Data as of 18-07-2022)


The Public Health department published its weekly Public Health Spotlight on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases Thursday 21 July 2022.

International Situation

Internationally, the reported number of new COVID-19 cases has continued to increase by 6% from the previous week. WHO Director reported COVID-19 cases internationally have doubled in the past six weeks.

Cayman Islands Local Trends

Locally in Cayman Islands the COVID-19 indicators generally show a small decrease over the past Epi Week. The case rate has decreased by 5% from 616 cases per 100,000 to 585 cases per 100,000 population, with a decrease in newly confirmed cases to 406 from 427. Testing has decreased by 3% which is a smaller decline than in previous weeks.

Hospital Admissions

Nine new hospital admissions were registered during Epi Week 28, an increase from two admissions in the previous week. Of the nine new admissions reported, four were admitted due to COVID-19 morbidity and five were detected on screening. A total of 12 patients required inpatient treatment, which increased from six in the previous week.


During Epi Week 28, a total of 108 adults received a COVID-19 vaccine (40 first doses and 68 second doses) and 89 paediatrics received a COVID-19 vaccine (36 first dose and 53 second dose).

Key Message

Incidence has remained similar to the previous weeks with an increase seen this week in hospitalisations.

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