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COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 31

COVID - 19 15 Aug, 2022 Follow News

COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 31

Genomic sequencing of positive SARS-CoV2 isolates {N=188} from Epi Week 27 Further genomic sequencing data of positive SARS-CoV2 isolates shows that Omicron ВА.5 and its subvariants attribute the hig

COVID-19 case numbers

Total COVID-19 cases since March 2020 Ьу specimen date

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

Number of PCR tests conducted, new PCR positive results and test positivity rate for the last 30 days Ьу test date. Data refers to the percentage of patients who tested positive via PCR in the prior 3

Case age and sex distribution for the reporting Epi Week

COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital

COVID-19 inpatients

Hospitalisation and Death statistics March 2020- Present.

COVID-19 vaccine uptake and coverage reporting previous Epi Week

COVID-19 paediatric vaccine doses administered and booster coverage reporting previous Epi Week

Weekly hospitalisations and deaths (since 8 September 2021*).

Vaccine uptake by dose

Booster {3rd dose) Vaccine Coverage per Age Group

31 July - 6 August 2022 (Data as of 08-08-2022)


The Public Health department published its weekly Public Health Spotlight on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases Thursday 11 August 2022.

International Situation

The reported weekly cases globally remained stable during Epi Week 31, and the reported weekly number of deaths decreased by 9%.

Cayman Islands Local Trends

Detection of cases continues to decline by 25% with 240 cases detected in Epi Week 31 compared to 322 in the previous week. The case rate has fallen to 345 per 100,000 population from 464 cases per 100,000 population. PCR testing has decreased by 22% with a testing rate of 785 tests per 100,000. Genomic sequencing data indicates the dominant variant circulating is BA.5 and its subvariants (data from early July).

Hospital Admissions

Eight new hospital admissions were registered during Epi Week 31, the same as the previous week. Of the nine new admissions, 4 were admitted due to COVID-19 morbidity and 4 patients were detected on screening. A total of 11 patients required inpatient treatment, the same as the previous week.


During Epi Week 31, there were 88 adults who received a COVID-19 vaccine (34 first dose and 54 second dose) and 10 children (8 first dose and 2 second dose).

Key Message

COVID-19 case detection and testing continue to decline in the Cayman Islands. Measures to reduce your risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to others include good hand hygiene, staying home when symptomatic or positive and getting your booster vaccination.

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