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The downward trend in new COVID-19 cases continue

COVID - 19 23 Feb, 2022 Follow News

The downward trend in new COVID-19 cases continue

The downward trend in new COVID-19 cases continued last week according to the latest situational report released by the Ministry of Health tonight (Wednesday, 23 February).

In Epidemiological Week, also known as Epi. Week, 7 (13 – 19 February), there were 562 new cases of COVID-19. This was 417 cases less than were reported in the previous Epi. Week (6 – 12 February) and continued a decline in weekly new cases that had been evident since late-January.

Officials noted that 3,098 tests were conducted in Epi.Week 7 compared to 4,716 tests in Epi.Week 6 and 6,810 tests in Epi.Week 5.

Reported deaths remained at 17 during Epi.Week 7.

During Epi. Week 7, there were 16 hospital inpatients going through the two main hospitals in the Cayman Islands (Health Services Authority and Health City Cayman Islands) compared to 21 from the previous week.

Vaccination for all children ages 5-11 begins this weekend. Appointments can be made by contacting the Public Health Clinic at 926-8152 (Grand Cayman) or 244-7643 (Sister Islands).

The full situational report can be viewed and downloaded here: https://www.gov.ky/news/press-release-details/weekly-covid-report---23-february


Daily trends report for 23 February

Public Health has released COVID-19 figures for 22 February 2022.

Positive cases reported to Public Health during this period are currently as follows:

21/02/22 71 (updated)

22/02/22 56

There are 1,366 estimated active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. Nine patients are currently hospitalised for COVID related causes and of these, 1 is partially vaccinated and 6 are unvaccinated.

The Sister Islands also noted 5 new cases since the last report, bringing total cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 525

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