Archive for November 10th, 2021

Unvaccinated people dominating positive COVID-19 cases

Unvaccinated people dominating positive COVID-19 cases

| 10/11/2021 | 170 Comments

(CNS): According to an update on the current trends of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Cayman Islands, 70% of all the new positive cases of the virus recorded during the first week of November were among the unvaccinated. Chief Nursing Officer Dr Hazel Brown said that 14 people were admitted to hospital with COVID-19, twelve […]

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Vaccine clinics close as supply runs dry

Vaccine clinics close as supply runs dry

| 10/11/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic had another hiccup Wednesday, when the Health Services Authority announced the temporary closure of the vaccine clinics after supplies of the Pfizer shots ran out. Officials said this was due to the “success in the uptake” over recent weeks but did not explain why replacement supplies were not […]

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PCR exit test pilot to address chronic staff shortage

PCR exit test pilot to address chronic staff shortage

| 10/11/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Public Health has begun rolling out new system this week for people coming to the end of their isolation period which allows them to go to a central district location for their PCR exit test instead of waiting for health staff to come to them. CNS has learned that there are just four people […]

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Fire crew checks out smouldering dump

Fire crew checks out smouldering dump

| 10/11/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service officers were at the George Town landfill Wednesday morning exploring an area where smoke was seen by Department of Environmental Health staff. Both teams are said to be excavating areas of concern near the top of the dump but officials said no smoke is currently visible. CIFS and DEH staff […]

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PACT seriously mismanaging outbreak, says PPM

PACT seriously mismanaging outbreak, says PPM

| 10/11/2021 | 190 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said he has tried “very hard to give the premier and the government a wide berth to get things together”, but PACT’s “cavalier attitude towards” the COVID-19 pandemic must end, as he accused them of seriously mismanaging the community outbreak. In a press statement from the Progressives, McTaggart said the […]

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Over 4,500 people in COVID-19 isolation

Over 4,500 people in COVID-19 isolation

| 10/11/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Almost 6.5% of the population was in quarantine or self-isolating as of 8am Tuesday morning. Despite indications from Public Health officials yesterday that the number was 2,785, the latest release from government stated that yesterday morning there were 4,574 people locked down because of the pandemic.

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