29 new positive COVID cases reported

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In her Wednesday, 15 Dec. update of COVID cases, Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton reported 29 new positive cases, including two among travellers and 27 in the community.

On Wednesday, health officials also announced that Cayman had recorded its first case of the Omicron variant in a traveller.

The latest results bring the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Cayman to 3,455.

The number of people in hospital with the virus increased by two from the previous day, to 16.

No new cases have been reported on the Sister Islands and there are currently no active cases there.

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As of Wednesday morning, 58,539 people (82% of the estimated 71,106 population) had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 56,814 individuals (80%) had completed the two-dose course.

Additionally, 14,690 people – representing 21% of the total population – had received a third or booster dose up to that point.

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