The number of COVID cases in Cayman remains high
(CNS): As of Friday morning, there were still around 5,500 people in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, as another week of staff shortages plagued both business and public services. According to Public Health officials, as of Friday evening, 13 people were hospitalized with the virus, nine of them unvaccinated, including one new admission. The latest positive PCR test results showed that at least 230 people tested positive on Wednesday and Thursday, although those results have yet to be confirmed.
Around the world, the numbers are dwindling and many governments have begun to reduce restrictions and mask mandates, but at present Cayman continues to adhere to relatively strict measures which do not appear to have prevented widespread community transmission. .
However, the very high vaccination rate certainly prevents many people from becoming seriously ill and has protected health services from being overwhelmed, as has happened in so many other countries.
The rate of double-dose vaccination in Cayman is very high, with 93% of the population over the age of 12 having received two doses. Recall use remains relatively low, however, with only 34% of people aged 12 and over having had three injections. The government would soon launch a campaign to increase the number of people who receive three doses.
The General Immunization Clinic remains open at 131 Center, MacLendon Drive (behind Foster Airport) offering all first, second and booster doses to anyone over the age of 12. Children under twelve only have access to the vaccine if they have pre-existing medical conditions or live with vulnerable people. These are administered by nurses by appointment at special weekend clinics.
An Isolation Helpline is available to help by delivering groceries or other essential supplies to people who suddenly need to self-isolate and have no other resources and support.
For isolation support, call 946-3530 Where 1-800-534-3530 or email [email protected]
Opening hours 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday.
For mental health support, the Mental Health Helpline can be contacted at
1-800-534-6463(SPIRIT) Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you have flu symptoms, contact the 24-hour flu helpline at 1-800-534-8600 Where 947-3077
or email [email protected]
If you have difficulty breathing, call 911