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Take a look at the latest news, press releases, and updates from the Cayman Islands Government on COVID-19 detailed below. For verified announcements, new regulations and policies click here.

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Wednesday 1 December: At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 1 December Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1275 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 November. The Public Health Department reported 89 positive results from these tests, all coming from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,866 as at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 1 December. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 7,324 as at the same time.

Tuesday 30 November: At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 716 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Monday, 29 November. The Public Health Department reported 161 positive results from these tests, all coming from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,936 as at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 7,235 as at the same time. Up to that point, 3,985 people in the Cayman Islands were in isolation either in Government isolation facilities or at home. There were 20 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 November. Read more

Monday 29 November: At 8 a.m. on Monday, 29 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 2,069 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Friday, 26 November. The Public Health Department reported 336 positive results from these tests, with one in a traveller and 335 coming from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,080 as at 8 a.m. on Monday, 29 November. A 71-year-old has recently passed away having been found unresponsive at home by a family member. The unvaccinated patient was COVID-19 positive, therefore the death certificate lists COVID-19 as a contributory factor, although the patient had multiple comorbidities. Up to 8 a.m. on Monday, 29 November there had been 124,246 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 58,057 people (82% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile 56,018 individuals (79%) had completed the two-dose course. Read more

Friday 26 November: At 8 a.m. on Friday, 26 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 991 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Thursday, 25 November. The Public Health Department reported 139 positive test results during the same period. One of these positives was from a traveller and 138 were from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,184 as at 8 a.m. on Friday, 26 November. There were 25 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Friday, 26 November. Read more

  • Cabinet has tonight issued regulations that restrict travel to the Cayman Islands from some nine countries in southern Africa and one in Europe. The measures follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognising the variant first reported to have emerged in South Africa two days ago, as a variant of concern, which it has named Omicron. Other countries around the world have already taken similar measures. Read more
  • Public Health announces new criteria to release persons from isolation. Read more

Thursday 25 November: At 8 a.m. on Thursday, 25 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 934 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November. The Public Health Department reported 140 positive test results during the same period. Two of these positives were from travellers and 138 were from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,132 as at 8 a.m. on Thursday, 25 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 6,599 as at the same time. Read more

Wednesday 24 November: At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,139 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November. The Public Health Department reported 176 positive test results during the same period. One of these positives was from a traveller and 175 were from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,140 as at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November. There were 28 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 November. Read more

Tuesday 23 November: At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,382 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Monday, 22 November. The Public Health Department reported 192 positive results from these tests. One of these positives was from travelers and 191 from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,045 as at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November. There were 29 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November. Read more

  • CMO COVID-19 Update 23 November 2021. Read more
  • Weekly COVID Trends 14-20 Nov. 2021. Read more

Monday 22 November: At 8 a.m. on Monday, 22 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 3,005 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November. The Public Health Department reported 559 positive results from these tests. Six of these positives were from travelers and 553 from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 4,047 as at 8 a.m. on Monday, 22 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 6,091 as at the same time. Read more

Friday 19 November: 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. Read more

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Thursday 18 November: At 8 a.m. on Thursday, 18 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,357 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 17 November. The Public Health Department reported 206 positive results from these tests, with one in a traveller and 205 from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,673 as at 8 a.m. on Thursday, 18 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 5,362 as at the same time. Read more

Wednesday 17 November: At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 17 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,167 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 16 November. The Public Health Department reported 239 positive results from these tests, with three in travellers and 236 from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,543 as at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 17 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 5,156 as at the same time. Read more

  • Acting Director of Primary Healthcare and Deputy Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eryka Simmons today issued a weekly video update from the Public Health Department on trends observed in COVID-19 data over the prior week (7-13 November 2021). Watch here

Tuesday 16 November: At 8a.m. on Tuesday, 16 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 4,004 PCR tests had been conducted since 8a.m. on Friday, 12 November. The Public Health Department reported 714 positive results from these tests, with 40 in travellers and 674 from the community, for an average of 179 new cases per day between Friday, 12 November through Monday, 15 November. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 3,340 as at 8a.m. on Tuesday, 16 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 4,917 as at the same time. Up to that point, 3,956 people in the Cayman Islands were in isolation either in Government isolation facilities or at home. The Public Health department also confirmed that up to 8a.m. on Tuesday, 16 November there had been 1,320 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. Read more

Friday 12 November: At 8 a.m. on Friday, 12 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,708 PCR tests had been conducted in the 24 hours since 8a.m. on Thursday, 12 November. The Public Health Department reported 265 positive results from these tests, with one in a traveller and 264 from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 2,849 as at 8a.m. on Friday, 12 November. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stood at 4,203 as at the same time. Read more

Wednesday 10 November: At 8a.m. on Wednesday, 10 November Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1,413 PCR tests had been conducted in the 24 hours since 8a.m. on Tuesday, 9 November. The Public Health Department reported 325 positive results out of these tests, with five in travellers and 320 from the community. Dr. Lee revealed that a preparation and readiness exercise held on Monday, 8 November between the three local hospitals and relevant emergency and government services showed the Islands to be in a good position to cope with a further surge in cases. There were 14 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in the Cayman Islands at 8a.m. on Wednesday, 10 November. Up to 8a.m. on Wednesday, 10 November there had also been 118,923 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 57,190 people (80% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54,946 individuals (77%) had completed the two-dose course. Read more

  • Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Hazel Brown's Weekly COVID-19 Trends Report. Read more

Tuesday 9 November: At 8a.m. on Tuesday, 9 November Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that 1,259 PCR tests had been conducted in the 24 hours since 8a.m. on Monday, 8 November. The Public Health Department reported 73 positive results out of these tests as at 8a.m. on Tuesday, 9 November. Of these positive results, four were in travellers and 69 were from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 2,185. Up to 8a.m. on Tuesday, 9 November there had also been 118,285 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 57,105 people (80% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54,857 individuals (77%) had completed the two-dose course. Read more

Monday 8 November: At 8a.m. on Monday, 8 November Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that 3,696 PCR tests had been conducted since the last report on Friday, 5 November. The Public Health Department also reported 678 positive tests as at 8a.m. on Monday, 8 November since their previous report on Friday, 5 November. Of these positive results, nine were in travellers and 669 were from the community. These results brought the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands as at 8a.m. on Monday, 8 November to 2,118. In addition, there were 14 COVID-19 patients hospitalised. There are 81 active cases in the Sister Islands, with two identified in the previous 24 hours and both from the community. Read more

Friday 5 November: Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that there were 1,583 PCR tests conducted in the prior 24 hours. At 8a.m. the Public Health Department was also reporting 194 positive tests from the community, since their previous report. These results bring the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 1,600. The total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,676. There have been 116,671 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 56,908 (80% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54,711 (77%) have completed the two-dose course. Additionally, 5,052 (representing 27% of those over the age of 50) have had a third or booster dose. Read more

  • COVID-19 Update - On Availability of Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds and the COVID-19 tablet a.k.a. Molnupiravir. Read more

Thursday 4 November: The Public Health Department is reporting that as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, 3 November, there had been 1,115 PCR tests conducted in the prior 24 hours. Of these, there were 126 positive tests comprising one traveller and 125 from the community. These results bring the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 1,421 as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, 3 November. As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, 4 November there had been 116,507 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 56,887 (80% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54,690 (77%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

  • Boosters open for select frontline workers. Read more

Wednesday 3 November: The Public Health Department is reporting that at 8 a.m. Tuesday, 2 November, there had been 1,115 PCR tests conducted since the last report. Of these, there were 115 positive tests, including four travellers and 111 individuals in the community. This brings the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 1,299. As of 8a.m. Wednesday, 3 November, there had been 116,075 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 56,808 (80% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54,613 (77%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

Monday 1 November: The Public Health Department is reporting that as of 8 a.m. Monday, 1 November, there had been 3,693 PCR tests conducted since the last report on Friday, 29 October. Of these, there were 437 positive tests comprising 19 travellers due to leave quarantine and 418 from the community. The 19 travellers who tested positive remain in isolation until they return a negative test result. Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee noted that these test results came in over a three-day period and that the daily average over the time period was 139 positive community tests per day. These results bring the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands to 1,205. As of Monday, 1 November there had been 115,481 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 56,661 (80% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54,468 (77%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

  • COVID-19 Community Update Video from Dr. Lee. Watch here
  • Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Hazel Brown today issued the first of what will continue as a weekly update from the Public Health Department on trends observed in COVID-19 data over the prior week. Watch here

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