Archive for November 9th, 2021

85% of COVID hospital patients unvaccinated

85% of COVID hospital patients unvaccinated

| 09/11/2021 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed that five people currently in the hospital suffering from COVID-19 are being assisted with oxygen but none of them are on a ventilator or other breathing assistance. Among the 14 admissions at present, it is understood that 12 of them, or 85%, are unvaccinated against SARS‐CoV‐2. Despite requests […]

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COVID sinks Pirates Week Festival

COVID sinks Pirates Week Festival

| 09/11/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Ministry of Culture have announced that the annual Pirates Week Festival is cancelled, with the exception of the 41st Pirates Week 5k Sea Swim on Saturday, 13 November, which starts at 7am at Governor’s Beach, with registration from 6am to 6:45am. Discussions are underway for possible firework displays in various districts, […]

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Dedicated DoE team continues work on SCTLD

Dedicated DoE team continues work on SCTLD

| 09/11/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The spread of the stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) across most of the reefs around Grand Cayman is of significant concern, and with very little known about the latest threat to the coral reefs, the Department of Environment now has a dedicated team of ten people solely dedicated to mitigating the spread and impacts on Cayman’s delicate […]

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678 new cases of COVID recorded over weekend

678 new cases of COVID recorded over weekend

| 09/11/2021 | 172 Comments

(CNS): An additional 669 people were found to be positive with COVID-19 over the weekend as a result of community transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as it continues is unrelenting spread through the Cayman Islands. Another nine travellers were also positive, making a total of 678 new cases since Friday from 3,696 test samples. The […]

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Retailers charging too much for LFT, says premier

Retailers charging too much for LFT, says premier

| 09/11/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): With retailers charging as much as $10 for one COVID-19 lateral flow test (LFT), Premier Wayne Panton has warned that the government will step in if they continue to rip people off for an essential product. The government has made these tests duty free, and while they accept that merchants need to make a […]

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COVID figures missing as CDC puts CI at Level 4

COVID figures missing as CDC puts CI at Level 4

| 09/11/2021 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased its COVID travel warning for the Cayman Islands to Level 4 (very high) as a result of the number of community transmissions here, regardless of the vaccination rate. Public Health is still struggling to report the latest PCR test results, the number of […]

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