Tag: COVID-19

6% of daily COVID-19 test results positive

6% of daily COVID-19 test results positive

| 08/12/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): There were just 70 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday, two of which were in travellers, after test numbers doubled from those conducted on Monday. But the proportion of positive cases fell from around 11.5% in yesterday’s report to less than 6% over the last 24 hours. This is the lowest rate since […]

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Daily COVID cases fall in line with drop in PCR tests

Daily COVID cases fall in line with drop in PCR tests

| 07/12/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS): In today’s coronavirus report, Public Health officials recorded the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Cayman Islands since the middle of October, as PCR test numbers fell to just 530, revealing 61 new infections including one in a traveller. It is not yet clear if this fall in test and infection numbers […]

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COVID takes younger, healthier victims

COVID takes younger, healthier victims

| 06/12/2021 | 191 Comments

(CNS): Nine people who were positive for COVID-19 have now died, and unconfirmed information trickling into the public domain via social media, together with revelations made in Parliament suggest that at least three unvaccinated people under the age of 60 with no previous serious health conditions have now succumbed to COVID.

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Booster shot gap cut to three months for all adults

Booster shot gap cut to three months for all adults

| 05/12/2021 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Everyone aged 18 years and older is now able to get a booster shot three months after a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as a precaution against the Omicron variant, the Public Health Department has said. The new strain has alread spread to more than 40 countries just over a week after it […]

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Alden rails against PACT’s management of pandemic

Alden rails against PACT’s management of pandemic

| 03/12/2021 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Alden McLaughlin (RED) was deeply critical of the PACT Government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic when he spoke in Parliament this week. The veteran politician accused them of living in “some kind of parallel universe”, because despite “their preening” about how good they were, he had “found no constituency of support, no […]

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Hospital numbers fall but 7th COVID patient dies

Hospital numbers fall but 7th COVID patient dies

| 02/12/2021 | 184 Comments

(CNS): A seventh person has died “from COVID related causes”, according to Thursday’s report from Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, but as with the previous death, no details were give about the patient’s state of health and whether COVID-19 was the primary cause of death. The number of COVID patients in hospital has dropped […]

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Omicron travellers’ contacts to lock down

Omicron travellers’ contacts to lock down

| 02/12/2021 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Public Health has changed the rules again for household members and primary contacts of travellers who test positive for COVID-19 on their return to the Cayman Islands. Under the new regulations, if a traveller tests positive, their family and contacts, even if they are negative, must stay locked down until they know that the […]

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COVID death toll climbs to six as daily cases fall

COVID death toll climbs to six as daily cases fall

| 01/12/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): A woman who was positive for COVID-19 died at the hospital Wednesday, though no other details about this patient have been released. There were just 89 positive community cases of COVID-19 among the batch of 1,275 PCR tests conducted Tuesday. As of 8am Wednesday, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that there were […]

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Daily positive COVID cases still high after 12 weeks

Daily positive COVID cases still high after 12 weeks

| 30/11/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): There were another 161 positive cases of COVID-19 in the community on Monday from the 716 PCR tests over the previous day, according to the results released by Public Health on Tuesday evening. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said they were no travellers among those testing positive.

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Fifth positive COVID-19 person dies

Fifth positive COVID-19 person dies

| 30/11/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has revealed that another person has died who was positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old, who was suffering from “multiple comorbidities”, was not in the hospital and was found unresponsive at home by family members. The unvaccinated patient was found to be positive for SARS-Cov-2 and becomes the fifth […]

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Criteria for COVID isolation release relaxed

Criteria for COVID isolation release relaxed

| 27/11/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): In an effort to reduce the number of people in extended quarantine, Public Health is relaxing the criteria for release for people who still get a positive result after a full period of isolation if they have a low viral load and are asymptomatic. Even though this community outbreak of COVID-19 shows no significant […]

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