Tag: COVID-19

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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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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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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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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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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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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COVID takes life of fourth patient this month

COVID takes life of fourth patient this month

| 23/09/2022 | 40 Comments

(CNS): An unvaccinated patient on the Sister Islands with severe comorbidities has become the fourth person this month to die after contracting COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness confirmed Friday. Public Health is no longer reporting active cases or details about infection levels but is expected to release the now monthly Public Health Spotlight […]

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Ebanks latest minister to come down with COVID-19

Ebanks latest minister to come down with COVID-19

| 22/09/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS) André Ebanks, the Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, as well as Investment, Innovation and Social Development, has tested positive for COVID-19. Ebanks (WBS) tested positive in a lateral flow test (LFT) he took Thursday morning and was said to be awaiting the results of a confirmatory PCR test when officials released the information. […]

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Ministry reports third COVID-related death in a week

Ministry reports third COVID-related death in a week

| 13/09/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A patient with severe comorbidities who was positive for COVID-19 died on Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed. The individual, who had received two doses of the vaccine, was the third person in less than a week to die after being infected with the virus after several months with no fatalities […]

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Public Health reports two COVID-related deaths

Public Health reports two COVID-related deaths

| 12/09/2022 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department has confirmed two more “COVID-related deaths”. Health officials said that both individuals had several comorbidities. One had received two doses of the vaccination, though it was not stated when they had their last shot, while the other was unvaccinated. Since the first case of the virus in March 2020, there […]

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Extent of Brac COVID outbreak revealed

Extent of Brac COVID outbreak revealed

| 05/09/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Public Health has reported that between Monday, 29 August, and Friday, 2 September, 67 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Cayman Brac. Thirty-seven were reported at the start of the week, with the rest linked to the restart of school activity. “It is expected that there will be peaks in the number of positive […]

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