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Cayman COVID numbers continue to rise with rolling avg of 80 cases/dy

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The upward trend in number of new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands is continuing, with a rolling average of 80 cases a day as per the most recent figures from Public Health. Based on COVID-positives over the past two weeks, the New York Times has also placed the Cayman Islands in 10th position on its list of global hot spots. Cayman is ranks in third position in the Caribbean as per this list.

Cayman was experiencing 66 new positive cases per day between April 17 and 23, compared to 53 from the previous week– an increase of 20 per cent, while today’s 7-day rolling average is 80, a 21 per cent increase over April 17-23. While the numbers are nowhere close to the Omicron surge experienced between December and March, the uptick is being reflected in all indices and creates cause for concern.

Four persons are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 related causes, two of whom are unvaccinated. While the number of inpatients testing positive for COVID-19 remained stable from April 17-23, with 9 inpatients overall, the same as in the previous week), there was one more new admission with COVID-19 PCR positive during the April 17 to 23 period (4 compared to 3 previous week), with one of the four patients being a child under the age of 10.

Between April 22 and 28, the number of positives were as follows:

Friday 22 April: 76
Saturday 23 April: 54
Sunday 24 April: 57
Monday 25 April: 100
Tuesday 26 April: 81
Wednesday 27 April: 100
Thursday 28 April: 84

There are 1,039 estimated active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands, approximately 1.5 per cent of the population .

The Sister Islands reported 11 new cases, leaving total cases since the beginning of the pandemic at 724.

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