(CMR) Local cases of COVID-19 continue to outpace those found in travelers by a significant margin. According to the latest figures that cover the long holiday weekend 88% of the people infected with COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands are from the community.
Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton reported 491 new cases of COVID-19, 62 in travelers and 429 from the community on Tuesday, 4 January.
Public Health reported 1674 PCR tests were conducted since the last report on Friday, 31 December 2021, of which 271 were positive. Two hundred and twenty positive lateral flow tests (LFTs) were also reported during this period.
There have been 89 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the Cayman Islands to date, meanwhile the number of probable Omicron cases reached 476 on Tuesday, 4 January. The total number of cases recorded in the Cayman Islands since the start of the pandemic stood at 9,509 at the same time.
In addition, six COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in the Cayman Islands as at midnight on Tuesday, 4 January. Of these, three patients were newly admitted.
There were 11 new cases found in the Sister Islands. To date, there have been 149 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 127 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 83 were fully vaccinated, seven were partially vaccinated, and 59 were unvaccinated.
To date, there have been 58,853 people (83% of 71,106) who had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 57,259 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 17,296 people (representing 24% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.