Covid-19: 153 Positive Cases Reported In Community.

| 29th October 2021
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(RCN) The Cayman Islands is seeing a large increase of Covid-19 in the community, with 153 positive community cases since Thursday 28th of October, Public Health reported. There had been 1,845 PCR tests conducted since the last report on Wednesday, 27 October.

There are now 646 active cases of Covid in the Cayman Islands. 4 people remain in hospital with symptoms. The United States Center For Diseases and Control (CDC) downgraded the Cayman Islands from a Level 1 (Low risk) to a Level 3 (High Risk), Loop Cayman reported. The Level 3 category applies to destinations that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.

The Cayman Islands joined other Caribbean nations Anguilla, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos on CDC Level 3. Travelers are advised to ensure that they are fully vaccinated before traveling to these countries, Loop Cayman reported. (RELATED:Poll finds that majority do not support stopping border re-opening.)

As of Friday, 29 October there have been 114,351 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands.  Of these, 56,488 (79% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54,311 (76%) have completed the two-dose course. Additionally, 3,552 (representing 19% of those over the age of 50) have had a third or booster dose, Public Health reported.

Genomic sequencing has shown that a further 21 samples with higher viral loads are the Delta Variant of Concern. The genomic sequences of all of the community cases to date appear to be closely related to that of the first community case observed in early September 2021, Public Health reported.

Category: Covid-19

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John Fleming is the Editor in Chief at Real Cayman News. He founded RCN in 2020, to be a young voice in the Cayman media discussion. John likes to write about Politics, Current Affairs, Education, Community and Health. John also writes for The Daily Caller, an online newspaper based in the United States.

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