(CMR) The number of suspected cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the Cayman Islands continues to increase, with 31 suspected cases as of Monday, 20 December. There were four confirmed cases of the Omicron variant on Monday.
Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton also reported 148 new cases of COVID-19, seven in travelers and 141 from the community.
These results left the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands at 3,524 as of midnight on 20 December. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 8,245 at the same time.
In addition, 11 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in the Cayman Islands as at midnight on Monday 20 December.
The Public Health Department also confirmed that on Monday, 20 December, the total positive lateral flow tests since the introduction of the lateral flow test program in the Cayman Islands reached 2149. These are included in the total positive numbers given.
There have been 122 cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 120 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 63 were fully vaccinated, six were partially vaccinated, and 53 were unvaccinated.