Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

Active COVID-19 cases continue to climb

Active COVID-19 cases continue to climb

| 06/04/2022 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Another 99 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to Public Health over the last two days, bringing the estimated number of active cases to 628, including four on the Sister Islands and three people in the hospital. The daily rolling average cases for Cayman is currently 44, as the rate at which the virus […]

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Officials reveal another life lost to COVID-19

Officials reveal another life lost to COVID-19

| 03/03/2022 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Public Health has revealed that an unvaccinated patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 died last week, bringing the death toll in Cayman as a result of the pandemic to 18. Officials said that the delay in reporting the death on 21 February was to confirm that SARS-CoV-2 was responsible.

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Turner pushes kids vaccine as virus cases plummet

Turner pushes kids vaccine as virus cases plummet

| 28/02/2022 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Just 44 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 were reported to the Public Health Department over the weekend, as the official figures relating to the virus move into a rapid decline. There are now an estimated 957 active cases of the virus, and the seven-day rolling average, as of 28 February, fell to 40 cases.

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Vaccine clinics for children to begin this weekend

Vaccine clinics for children to begin this weekend

| 22/02/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Following the arrival from the UK last week of 2,000 doses of paediatric vaccine for children between five and eleven years old, the Public Health Department has said the ‘by appointment only’ clinics for all children in this age group will start this Saturday. The clinics will be held in the district clinics, the […]

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On-island testing dropped for vaxxed tourists

On-island testing dropped for vaxxed tourists

| 17/02/2022 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Visitors to the Cayman Islands who are fully and verifiably vaccinated against COVID-19 and arrive with a negative anti-gen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus will no longer have to take lateral flow test during their stay, in a move government hopes will help attract more guests back to the islands. The change also applies […]

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CMO worried about low booster numbers

CMO worried about low booster numbers

| 26/01/2022 | 201 Comments

(CNS): Dr Autilia Newton, the interim chief medical officer, has raised concerns that too few people in the Cayman Islands have received a booster shot against COVID-19. In a virtual meeting with the media, she said people need to get a third shot to protect themselves from the very high rate of the SARS-CoV-2 virus […]

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COVID-19 daily cases fall as 80% now vaxed

COVID-19 daily cases fall as 80% now vaxed

| 11/12/2021 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The number of positive results fell sharply on Friday, when just 30 new cases of COVID-19, two of which were in travellers, were identified in a batch of 1,132 PCR tests conducted over the previous 24 hours, giving a positive test ratio of just 2.6%, the lowest in several months and an indication that […]

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Caymanian woman wins CI$100k vaccine draw

Caymanian woman wins CI$100k vaccine draw

| 22/11/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Dawn Bodden, an executive with KPMG, has won the CI$100,000 vaccine prize draw sponsored by DMS. Bodden was handed her surprise giant cheque during a televised presentation on CIGTV Monday. Bodden said she had been invited to the GIS studio as a finalist but she had no idea she had won the big prize.

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Civil service drags feet on vax mandate for expats

Civil service drags feet on vax mandate for expats

| 22/11/2021 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Although many public servants are on the front line of efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19, dozens are still unvaccinated. However, there is no sign of a vaccine mandate for expatriate government employees working in healthcare, border control, education and other support services. Government has said it will not implement a mandate for […]

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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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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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