(CMR) There have been 44 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the Cayman Islands to date. There were 198 probable Omicron cases reported on Wednesday, 29 December. Hospitalization numbers have gone down to a low of 4 patients.
Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton reported 361 new cases of COVID-19, 78 in travelers and 283 from the community on Wednesday, 29 December. Public Health reported 1504 PCR tests were conducted since the last report on Friday, 24 December.
These results left the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands at 3,930 as of midnight (12am) on Wednesday, 29 December. Active cases are monitored by Public Health and include both cases found in the community and linked to travel. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 8,818 at the same time.
The total number of persons in isolation linked solely to community transmission at midnight on Wednesday, 29 December was 3,825. In addition, 4 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in the Cayman Islands as at midnight on Wednesday, 29 December.
The Public Health Department also confirmed that on Wednesday, 29 December the total positive lateral flow tests, since the introduction of the lateral flow test program in the Cayman Islands, reached 2,404. These are included in the total positive numbers given above.
There were five new cases found in the Sister Islands. To date, there have been 130 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 120 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 69 were fully vaccinated, six were partially vaccinated, and 55 were unvaccinated.
As of 24 December, there were 132,510 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in the Cayman Islands. To date, there have been 58,749 people (83% of 71,106) who had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 57,094 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course.
Additionally, 16,667 people (representing 23% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.