(CMR) The Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed that the total number of COVID-19 related deaths has increased after an adjustment for two that were previously classified as such. There was also one unvaccinated patient with severe comorbidities that died during Epidemiological Week 9.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 21 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Delays in classification and reporting of deaths are due to a combination of factors, including waiting for autopsy and home deaths.
Epi. Week 9 covered the period from 27 February to 5 March according to the COVID-19 situational report released tonight. During this reporting period, there were 236 new cases of COVID-19 reported by Public Health. This was 147 cases less than were reported in the previous Epi. Week (20 -26 February).
Officials noted that 1,429 tests were conducted in Epi. Week 9 compared to 2,581 tests in Epi. Week 8 and 3,098 tests in Epi.Week 7.
During Epi. Week 9, there were 17 hospital inpatients going through the two main hospitals in the Cayman Islands (Health Services Authority and Health City Cayman Islands).
The full situational report can be viewed and downloaded online.
There are 592 estimated active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. Six patients are currently hospitalized for COVID-related causes and of these, 5 are unvaccinated.
The Sister Islands also noted 6 new cases since the last report, bringing total cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 600.