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Two more deaths related to Covid

COVID - 19 13 Jan, 2022 Follow News

Two more deaths related to Covid

The total number of deaths related to Covid recorded in the Cayman Islands has increased to 14 following two more in recent days, according to Public Health officials. There were also six people in hospital with Covid as at midnight on Tuesday 11 January and that includes three new admissions.

New cases have continued to remain high, with a further 440 new cases being reported by Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr Autilia Newton, as of Tuesday 11 January. This included 10 in travellers and 430 from the community.

PCR tests are still continuing in their hundreds each day, with Public Health conducting 838 PCR tests since the last report on Monday, 10 January, of which 249 were positive. Rapid antigen lateral flow tests are also revealing significant numbers of positive cases, 191 having been reported during the same period.

Public Health said there have been 132 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the Cayman Islands to date, meanwhile the number of probable Omicron cases reached 1,604 on Tuesday, 11 January.

Reported active cases stood at 3,559 with 3,309 of those being linked to community transmission. The percentage of the Cayman Islands population who are reported Covid positive currently stands at 5.01%. The total number of cases recorded in the Cayman Islands since the start of the pandemic stood at 11,666 at the same time.

The Sister Islands are also seeing new cases, with 17 people reporting positive there since the last report from Public Health. To date, there have been 254 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 139 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 152 were fully vaccinated, eight were partially vaccinated, and 92 were unvaccinated and two were unsure.

The good news is that Cayman’s high number of vaccinated people continues to slowly increase. To date, there have been 59,055 people (83% of 71,106) who had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 57,526 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course. The booster is also being well received, with 18,285 people (representing 25% of the total population) having received a third or booster dose up to that point.

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