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Patient dies amid speculation of local COVID spike

Patient dies amid speculation of local COVID spike

| 06/12/2022 | 44 Comments

(CNS): On Saturday, 3 December, the Health Services Authority reported one COVID-related death in a patient with severe comorbidity, bringing the local death toll in relation to the virus to 37. The news of the latest loss of life comes against significant anecdotal evidence that COVID-19 is spiking in the community, with many people at […]

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Cayman needs to improve HIV surveillance

Cayman needs to improve HIV surveillance

| 02/12/2022 | 34 Comments

(CNS): As the world marks HIV Day today, Friday, Cayman Islands officials have said that surveillance of the virus needs to improve, given the risks of the transient population and the lack of comprehensive sex education and sexual health programmes. Six new cases of HIV were identified in the country this year and a total […]

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Digital reporting opens for COVID booster side effects

Digital reporting opens for COVID booster side effects

| 30/11/2022 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department has introduced an online reporting mechanism for the surveillance of COVID-19 vaccination side effects for the Autumn booster. Although take-up of the boosters has been much lower than the original vaccination course, officials are keen to begin tracking any side-effects in real time, as they encourage people to take the […]

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DG urges men to get check-ups after micro-heart attack

DG urges men to get check-ups after micro-heart attack

| 18/11/2022 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has delivered a message from his hospital bed revealing that he was taken to hospital yesterday morning with chest pains and underwent an emergency procedure following what his doctors described as a micro-heart attack. The head of the civil service said he was doing much better and used the opportunity […]

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Diabetes most common factor in local COVID deaths

Diabetes most common factor in local COVID deaths

| 08/11/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Of the three dozen deaths in Cayman meeting the local definition for a COVID-19 death, one-third of the victims suffered from diabetes while eight had chronic kidney disease, according to the Public Health Department. Although 23 patients had hypertension at the time of their deaths, officials said in the latest edition of Public Health […]

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Imported dengue case on Brac but no local spread

Imported dengue case on Brac but no local spread

| 07/11/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department has confirmed one case of dengue fever on Cayman Brac in an individual who had travelled from a country where the virus is common but said there had been no local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus. Although there was one previous case in August, PHD said there had been no […]

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COVID patient with other health problems dies

COVID patient with other health problems dies

| 28/10/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has reported that a COVID-19 patient who was suffering from severe comorbidities died on Thursday. The patient had received two doses of the vaccine but had not had a booster shot. Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Gent stressed the importance of the vaccination and the booster doses for the elderly […]

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CMO to lay foundations to improve public health

CMO to lay foundations to improve public health

| 26/10/2022 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The new chief medical officer for the Cayman Islands, Dr Nick Gent, has been in office for two weeks, and according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, he will be focusing on public health. Dr Gent has made several media appearances to promote the COVID-19 and flu vaccines and booster […]

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Hospital sees 21 COVID patients in September

Hospital sees 21 COVID patients in September

| 07/10/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Although September was the deadliest month in the Cayman Islands since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said that hospital admissions in relation to the coronavirus declined last month. According to the first edition of the health ministry’s new monthly Public Health Spotlight, patients testing positive for COVID have been gradually declining since […]

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Blood bank ends appeal for O negative type

Blood bank ends appeal for O negative type

| 04/10/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WEDNESDAY 10:25am: The Cayman Islands Blood Bank has ended its appeal for O negative blood, as the Health Services Authority says it has received enough donations to fulfill the immediate need for this blood type. Yesterday, the HSA made a critical appeal for Type O-negative blood, explaining that supply chain delays from the […]

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COVID-19 claims another severely ill patient

COVID-19 claims another severely ill patient

| 01/10/2022 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have confirmed another COVID-related death in the Sister Islands on Friday, 30 September. The patient, who had severe comorbidities, was the fifth person to die last month where COVID-19 was a factor, making September the deadliest month for the coronavirus here since the pandemic began. The individual had received two doses […]

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