COVID death toll jumps to 21 after delayed reports

| 10/03/2022 | 20 Comments

(CNS): There have been three more deaths in the Cayman Islands where COVID-19 was a factor, according to the latest weekly report by the Public Health Department, which failed to report a death last week at the time and has said that two other deaths have been retroactively ruled as COVID-related, though officials did not say when these deaths occurred.

The patient who died last week suffered severe comorbidities and was not vaccinated, Public Health said, adding that the total number of COVID-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 is now 21. Delays in reporting deaths are due to various factors, including the autopsy wait or home deaths, officials explained.

Another 54 cases of the virus were reported to the PHD on Monday and Tuesday, including two more on the Sister Islands. There are now an estimated 592 active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands.

The COVID-19 report for the week of 27 February to 5 March shows a continued decline in the number of positive tests as well as the number of tests being conducted, though the report revealed an increase from 15% to 16.5% in the positivity rate. However, officials said that the average daily case rate had continued to decrease, “indicating that the Omicron wave is waning”.

According to the reported statistics, there were 236 new cases, a decline of 147 from the previous week, and 1,429 tests were conducted compared to 2,581 the week before.

The report also states that 17 inpatients passed through the two main hospitals, with eight new patients, though it did not state when the patient who died in the hospital last week was admitted. Cayman has now seen more than 20,000 cases of the coronavirus, almost all of them recorded since September.

Meanwhile, take-up of both the booster and the vaccine for children remains slow. Just 31% of the population has received the third dose, and just 234 kids under 11 have had a paediatric shot.

See the full situational report in the CNS Library.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank goodness the kids are all still masked and can’t have access to the same activities as adults! How many lives will they save this week? If PACT says nothing it could just go on forever.

    Thanks kids! Enjoy this third year of your childhood.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Remove the mask mandate in schools now!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Are we really still talking about Covid. And why are we still spraying water on the door at fosters and earring masks there, most work places ended mask mandates ages ago

  4. Anonymous says:

    And covid “related” too which means per CDC guidelines, it doesnt matter what they actually died of – if they tested positive for Covid within 60 days of dying (no symptoms even required), its statistically a Covid death.

    Public Health England has been following the same guidelines since Jan 2021. Deaths within 28 days and 60 days of testing positive no matter what you actually died of. Im guessing they confirmed these 2 late added deaths because they tested positive sometime since mid January.

    This is why the Premier reported the 3rd death as “Covid related per guidelines” but they didnt actually die “from or of” Covid.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Antigua and Barbuda to drop mask mandate next week:

    Can we be next please?

    • Zazu says:

      In England now you don’t even have to isolate if you test positive. No mask rules, no distancing rules, no isolation rules.

  6. Anonymous says:

    How many Boards Steve now chairs?


    3 times 4 used to be 12. So I guess that translates into him making $12,000.00 per month. Much more than even Linny did!

  7. Buster says:

    Only the deaths of the vaccinated are relevant. People who die through their own bad life choices should not affect public policy decisions. What is the total death toll of those who were fully vaccinated? Have we even reached 1 or 2 yet?

    Covid is now less dangerous that flu.

    • Anonymous says:

      Newsflash, it always was.

      • Y says:

        At the beginning it was exactly like flu, if flu was 3 times more infectious and 100 times more lethal. Sod off and get back to watching Tucker.

        • Anonymous says:

          Chances of survival were always high. Who is Tucker? 100 times more lethal? Where are you pulling that data? Perhaps you should listen to the ‘experts’ narrative then vs now. They are very different!

    • Acting Anon says:

      Buster – and how many of the unvaccinated were expats?.

  8. Anonymous says:

    When is it going to be a vaccine clinic in Camana Bay again? A lot of people don’t have time to travel around the island for booster shot. I would have done it long time ago. It was so convenient. At least for a week?

  9. Anonymous says:

    21 people dead in 2 years? Holy hell in a handbasket.
    I won’t be leaving the house.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Bermuda still well in front. C’mon Cayman!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow…severe comorbities abd unvaxxed….i have comorbities and am boosted..cant say i not trying….knock on wood..havent caught it so far…

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