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COVID-19: Increase Of 144 Cases This Week.

(RCN) Cayman recently saw an increase of 144 new cases from last week to 748. During this time the Cayman Ministry of Health also recorded a covid-related death, which occurred from an elderly patient with underlying health conditions. A further 244 more positive covid cases hit the island, which is a 19% increase from last week.

The Cayman Islands Government states Covid tests administered this week decreased by 288, from 2,185 to 1,897. Positive rate is at 34%. 12 vaccinated people have been admitted to hospitals, all had received both doses and 40% have received their third dose. This is an increase of 5 new patients. In one month 273 covid patients checked into hospital. The total cases are now at 23,578, with 748 cases this week hitting a daily average of 107. Only 2 patients need supplemental oxygen. Luckily 0 need a ventilator or are in intensive care. 568 children ages 5-11 received both doses of the vaccine.

42% of the population received the third booster covid shot. The vaccination rate among the age groups still varies, and all are encouraged by government to get vaccinated.

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