November 27, 2021

Cayman: COVID-19 Update – Friday, 19 November 2021, 8 a.m, 170 NEW Positives, 120,858 vaccinations given

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Grand Cayman – At 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,518 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Thursday, 18 November. The Public Health Department reported 170 positive results from these tests, with all coming from the community. 

These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,675 as at 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 5,532 as at the same time. 

Up to that point, 5,119 people in the Cayman Islands were in isolation either in Government isolation facilities or at home. There were 21 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November.

The Public Health department also confirmed that up to 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November there had been 1,508 total positive lateral flow tests since the introduction of the lateral flow test programme in the Cayman Islands, which are included in the total positive numbers given above.

As of 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November, Faith Hospital confirmed there were 39 active cases in the Sister Islands, with none identified in the previous 24 hours. To date, there had been 106 total cases recorded in the Sister Islands, with 67 having recovered. Out of the total number of cases in the Sister Islands, 55 were fully vaccinated, six were partially vaccinated, and 45 were unvaccinated. 

Up to 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November there had been 120,858 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, people 57,592 (81% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 55,404 individuals (78%) had completed the two-dose course. Additionally, 8,306 people (representing 12% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

For further COVID-19 information and resources, visit www.gov.ky/coronavirus

Downloadable resources and guides are available at https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-resources

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 by delivering groceries or other essential supplies for people required to isolate suddenly, and who do not have other resources and support. Contact Isolation Support at 946-3530, 1-800-534-3530 or email [email protected]

Operational hours 9a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9a.m. – 1p.m. on Saturday. 

For mental health support, the Mental Health Helpline can be reached on 1-800-534-6463(MIND) from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

If you have flu symptoms contact the 24-hour Flu Hotline at 1-800-534-8600, 345-947-3077 or by email to [email protected]

If you are having difficulty breathing, please call 911. 

The latest COVID-19 vaccination schedule can be found at https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/t COVID-19 vaccin

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