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Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

| 07/06/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has begun analysing the full genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from tests taken from infected individuals. The Health Services Authority has acquired two next generation sequencers with the help of donations from R3 Cayman Foundation, the Caring for Life Foundation and an anonymous donor. These machines allow technicians to […]

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COVID-19 cases still come in as numbers drop in US

COVID-19 cases still come in as numbers drop in US

| 04/03/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands recorded another positive case of the COVID-19 virus yesterday, adding to a tally of more than a dozen over the last week. The vaccine is beginning to have an impact on the coronavirus and is clearly the best solution at present to the pandemic. Cases, hospitalisations and deaths per day are […]

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Almost 1/4 of adults have had COVID jab

Almost 1/4 of adults have had COVID jab

| 02/03/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): According to the latest figures released by Public Health officials, 15,386 adults, or almost 24% of the estimated population, have now received at least one shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Cayman Islands. Over 13%, or 8,622 people, have already completed the two-dose course and more than 24,000 shots in total have […]

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85% of over 60s get first COVID shot

85% of over 60s get first COVID shot

| 01/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Government is inching towards its first vaccination target of inoculating 90% of the over 60s with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Monday officials said that 85% of the over 60s have had one shot, which means the mandatory 14-day quarantine remains in place for at least another few weeks. In total, over […]

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Seven COVID-19 cases in latest travellers

Seven COVID-19 cases in latest travellers

| 25/02/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Seven travellers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the daily test results reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. There are currently 31 active cases of the virus among the 904 people in government quarantine and home isolation, one of which is symptomatic. Cayman now has a tally of 438 recorded […]

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Premier eyes open border as vaccine tally inches up

Premier eyes open border as vaccine tally inches up

| 25/02/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is excited about the possibility of opening the borders completely by the end of April if 70% of the adult population is vaccinated against COVID-19 by then. Once 90% of the over 60s have had both shots, likely by next week, government will reduce quarantine from 14 days […]

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Vaccination opening to all of Stage Two

Vaccination opening to all of Stage Two

| 24/02/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The COVID-19 National Vaccination Programme will open on Thursday to everyone in the Stage Two groups. The HSA said the schedule has been revised to reflect these changes (see link below). Everyone who shows up for a vaccine must present photo ID and demonstrate they are ordinarily and legally resident. This includes Caymanians, permanent […]

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81% of over 60s get first COVID shot

81% of over 60s get first COVID shot

| 22/02/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Almost 20,000 shots have gone into the arms of over 12,200 people in the COVID-19 national vaccine programme. So far, 81% of the over 60s have received at least a first shot, inching towards the target to get 90% of seniors full vaccinated against this coronavirus with both doses before the end of this […]

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Officials deny additional isolation breaches

Officials deny additional isolation breaches

| 22/02/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Two people have been placed in quarantine and could be facing prosecution after visiting a yard where an unspecified number of travellers were in COVID isolation on Cayman Brac recently. However, officials have denied reports of two other separate breaches over the last two weeks on Grand Cayman. In the Brac case, the unauthorised […]

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Six new COVID cases in travellers

Six new COVID cases in travellers

| 18/02/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Another six people tested positive for the coronavirus in a batch of 461 results carried out since Tuesday afternoon, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. There are now 29 active cases of COVID-19 among the 785 people in quarantine and isolation, two of whom are suffering symptoms. Cayman has now recorded 425 […]

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Over 400 more people receive first dose

Over 400 more people receive first dose

| 16/02/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): There was a significant increase in people in stage two getting the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning than over the weekend. With teachers, all other essential workers and people with pre-existing conditions now invited to get the shots, 407 people were added to the tally of people […]

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