(CMR) The Cayman Islands has finally reached its targeted goal of 80% vaccinated persons who have received two doses of the prescribed vaccines. This is the highest number in the Caribbean based on the most recent figures.
Up to 8 a.m. on Monday, 13 December, there had been 129,599 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 58,489 people (82% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 56,732 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course. 19% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point which is another 14,378 people.
The PACT government announced early in its tenure that it was seeking 80% vaccination levels which many saw as extremely ambitious after they adjusted the population figures to over 70,000 persons. They had hoped to reach that goal by Phase 4 of the re-opening which was postponed until November 20. However, they lingered in the mid to high 70s for some time before finally achieving the 80% Monday morning.
At 8 a.m. on Monday, 13 December Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 2,128 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Friday, 10 December. The Public Health Department reported 85 positive results from these tests, all coming from the community.
These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,475 as of 8 a.m. on Friday 10 December. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 7,960 as at the same time.
There were 14 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Monday, 13 December.
The Public Health Department also confirmed that up to 8 a.m. on Monday, 13 December there had been 2,082 total positive lateral flow tests since the introduction of the lateral flow test program in the Cayman Islands, which are included in the total positive numbers given above.
As of 8 a.m. on Monday, 13 December, Faith Hospital confirmed there were no active cases in the Sister Islands, with none identified in the previous 24 hours. To date, there had been 120 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with all having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 62 were fully vaccinated, six were partially vaccinated, and 52 were unvaccinated.