Active COVID-19 cases climb to over 700

| 19/04/2022 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have released the latest statistics on COVID-19 after a break in reporting over the Easter weekend. As of 19 April, there are an estimated 702 active cases and the seven-day rolling average has increased to 52 cases after 300 people tested positive between 13 and 18 April. This included nine cases on the Sister Islands.

Despite the rise in numbers of COVID infections, serious cases remain low and there are currently just four patients in the hospital only one of which is vaccinated.

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

Wednesday13/04/202266
Thursday14/04/202260
Friday15/04/202246
Saturday16/04/202240
Sunday17/04/202236
Monday18/04/202252

The Health Services Authority has released the new vaccination schedule as a fourth dose is now being offered to all adults who had their third dose more than six months ago. The targets for this additional booster shot are the elderly and vulnerable.

CIG COVID-19 information and resources

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An Isolation Support Line is available to help by delivering groceries or other essential supplies for people required to isolate suddenly, and who do not have other resources and support.

For Isolation Support call 946-3530 or 1-800-534-3530 or email isolationsupport@gov.ky

Operational hours 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturday.

For mental health support, the Mental Health Helpline can be reached on
1-800-534-6463(MIND) from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

If you have flu symptoms contact the 24-hour Flu Hotline at 1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077
or email flu@hsa.ky

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911


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  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s a cold people let’s move on

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Getting ridiculous now. No where else in Western Hemisphere applying such strict quarantine rules. Just I am aware if a very healthy unvaccinated family quarantine for 10days+ all because of positive LFT / PCR tests. Hardly any symptoms other than an occasional cough, slight chill for one night. The flu has been worse. The mental anguish according to this family was more punishing than the diagnosis of COVID. Need to Protect the elderly and feeble but this cannot continue. This is now a personal choice to protect oneself; Time to move on after two years. In three years there will be a massive review, I’m certain, of the impact on people’s liberty and its mental health impact will be far worse than severity of COVID. The lawyers are hovering in anticipation of law suits.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry for your aguish at a simple concept: we are quarantined ourselves, not as some kind of cruel punishment, but to make sure we are no longer asymptomatic positives to protect the “elderly, feeble” and wider community. Have you considered that maybe if they had been vaccinated it wouldn’t take 10+ days to clear out to a sufficiently low viral load?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Unmask our kids!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Some spout off out of ignorance. Some spout off out of meanness. Please refrain from spouting off out of meanness AND ignorance.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    PSA: Remember, if you are among the many who are immunocompromised (cancer, certain medications, genetic disposition, certain medications, etc.) you’ll want to wear an N95 mask in public indoor places.

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  6. Covid Princess says:

    Maybe the cruise ship arrivals are partly responsible, a ship returned to Miami 3 days ago with 100 active cases on board.Do we check the figures in Miami for returning ships that have visited Cayman?.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Active obesity cases climb to 70% of the population.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    6:10 pm, let’s hope you or some love one is not in the 1 %

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  9. Gomer Pyle says:

    Surprise Surprise Surprise!!!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    4th booster. Is then that we will need vaccine every 6 months?. If thats the case why 4th soon 5th or even 10th booster?

    Why not tell people to go get a shot every 6 months?

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    • Anonymous says:

      try the Strand parking lot, you can get a shot every fortnight

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    • Anonymous says:

      The guidance can change, and we can change along with it, or cling to the past thinking. Everyone can make their own choices based on the revised public health assumption that their immune systems will likely confront every new strain going forward. Personally, I’d rather have a 15 minute booster every 6 months, than be sick like a dog for 2 weeks every other month. That’s not normal for me, and not for other people who have dependants and enterprises that count on them.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Except getting the booster doesn’t prevent you from getting sick like a dog with Omicron or whatever comes next. Not to mention a whole set of problems from the booster itself.

        A simple equation it is not.

        And if you’ve been already infected with the most recent strain the booster might hurt your immune instead of helping.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Comirnaty, still the best we’ve got, primes an immune system to target the foreign coronavirus spike proteins (which are altering). This accelerates the identification and elimination of these hijacking invaders from the body. Immune system function varies by person, age, diet and other variables. Take a LFT if you’re worried about asymptomatic interactions. The bigger worry for most should be a fully-waning first booster – and specifically because this is not a flu or a cold.

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        • Anonymous says:

          The booster might harm your immune system lol. Which scientific publication did you pick that up from? The voices in your head?

    • Anonymous says:

      Relax. It is only an option for those that want or need it.

      I get an annual flu vaccine because I would rather not get sick with the flu. I expect now I will also get an annual vaccine.

      This is a choice, not a requirement.

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  11. Elvis says:

    Think of the dollars

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    • Anonymous says:

      Free immunity booster to support the economic function of the territory, donated by the motherland, and the conspiracists would rather roll the dice…so be it.

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      • Anonymous says:

        You are the one rolling the dice. Have you ever been offered informed consent or did you just roll up your sleeve and say thank you sir/mam. May I have another?

  12. Anonymous says:

    The targets are the elderly and vulnerable? Given the applying take up rate on the third booster suspect they will be offering prizes again to get rid of the stocks they have – the low hospitalization rate will make take up this time even worse.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You don’t know what you are talking about. The clinic was busy and efficient yesterday from open. They are giving second boosters to anyone over 18, or over 12 with a vulnerability. Open 2-7pm in the old Woods building beside DHL.Fourth dose showing up in myHSA minutes later. We are extremely fortunate to have this opportunity and level of experience.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Prove me wrong then. Remind me – what’s the take up rate on the third booster? Bearing in mind you can only say you have a fourth if you already had a third. And whilst you are about it, what’s the HSA stats on fourth jabs? Availability is not the issue – take up is.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I wonder what did the Government expect with relaxing of everything and the cruise ship passengers flooding George Town without social distancing and without masks. We all should have a little common sense sometimes.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    And 99% of these people will be fine, life must go on. No more lockdowns.

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    • onelove says:

      Covid is here to stay… we can lockdown til kingdom come not going to change nothing, we all just have to learn to live with it and keep ourselves safe.. because everyone who is vaccinated is no different from the unvaccinated people, because we can all pass on the virus…

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