21 hospitalised, as 170 community COVID cases recorded

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There were 170 positive results from the community out of 1,518 PCR tests conducted between 8am Thursday and 8am Friday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Friday.

There are now 21 COVID-19 patients hospitalised – one more than the 20 reported on Thursday.

These results bring the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Cayman to 3,675, as of 8am Friday, with total cases recorded since the start of the pandemic now standing at 5,532.

Up to that same time, 5,119 people were in isolation.

The Public Health Department also confirmed that up to 8 am on Friday, there had been 1,508 total positive lateral flow tests since the introduction of that testing programme. This figure is included in the total positive numbers given above.

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Faith Hospital confirmed – up to the same 8am reporting time – that there were 39 active cases in the Sister Islands, with none identified in the previous 24 hours.

To date, there have been 106 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 67 people recovered. Out of the total number of cases, 55 were fully vaccinated, six were partially vaccinated, and 45 were unvaccinated.

In total, 120,858 COVID-19 vaccinations have been given, according to Lee’s latest update.

Of these, 57,592 people (81% of a population of 71,106) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 55,404 individuals (78%) have completed the two-dose course.

Additionally, 8,306 people (representing 12% of the total population) have received a third, or booster, dose.

The report also provided information on various resources, including:

For other help and hotlines, visit https://www.exploregov.ky/getting-assistance

For specific information on the national lateral flow test policy visit https://www.exploregov.ky/lft-policy; and to report positive lateral flow test results go to www.exploregov.ky/report-covid19-result

An Isolation Support Line is available to help with delivering groceries or other essential supplies for people suddenly required to isolate, and who do not have other resources and access to assistance. Isolation Support can be contacted from 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturday, at 946-3530 or 1-800-534-3530 or by emailing [email protected]

The latest COVID-19 vaccination schedule can be found here.

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