December 7, 2021

COVID-19 Update – Thursday, 11 November 2021, 8 a.m., 186 NEW Positives (78 active cases in Sister Islands), 119,435 vaccinations given

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Grand Cayman – At 8a.m. on Thursday, 11 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,098 PCR tests had been conducted in the 24 hours since 8a.m. on Wednesday, 10 November. 

The Public Health Department reported 186 positive results from these tests, with two in travellers and 184 from the community.

These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 2,661 as at 8a.m. on Thursday, 11 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 3,938 as at the same time. 

The Public Health department also confirmed that up to 8a.m. on Thursday, 11 November there had been 976 total positive lateral flow tests since the introduction of the lateral flow test programme in the Cayman Islands.

As of 8a.m. on Thursday, 11 November, Faith Hospital confirmed there were 78 active cases in the Sister Islands, with two identified in the previous 24 hours.

Up to that point, 4,854 people in the Cayman Islands were in isolation either in Government isolation facilities or at home.

There were 15 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8a.m. on Thursday, 11 November.

Up to 8a.m. on Thursday, 11 November there had been 119,435 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 57,357 people (81% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 55,157 individuals (78%) had completed the two-dose course. 

Additionally, 6,921 people (representing 10% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.

Today’s vaccination figures include a recent update from the Sister Islands’ ongoing vaccination programme

Cayman Islands residents are urged to be safe over the upcoming holiday weekend and to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by limiting social interactions and attendance at large gatherings.

In a video message recorded on Thursday, 11 November Dr. Lee said, “If you’re going to mix with people, please do so outdoors if you can. Hold off having big parties and big gatherings, especially in indoor spaces. Please do so because that’s the wise and sensible thing to do when we have such widespread community transmission. And in particular, be careful of those who are unvaccinated, for example children, and for those who are elderly or vulnerable. Those people need particular attention with regards scrupulous hygiene and mask wearing if appropriate.”

            Dr. Lee further encouraged unvaccinated individuals to consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

Due to depleted vaccine stocks, local vaccine clinics will be closed from Thursday, 11 November through Saturday, 13 November and will resume on Tuesday, 16 November. Additional vaccine supplies are anticipated to arrive on Friday, 12 November on the British Airways flight.

Please stay tuned to official channels for the revised vaccination schedule to check times and locations.

(ENDS)

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.

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