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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.


News & Updates

Wednesday, 27 October: The Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8a.m. Wednesday, 27 October, there have been 1,350 PCR tests since the last report on Tuesday, 26 October. Of these, there are 126 positive tests comprising three positive travellers and 123 positive tests from the community. Read more

  • Health Minister COVID-19 Video Update. Read more

Tuesday, 26 October: The Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8a.m. Tuesday, 26 October, there have been 1,101 PCR tests since the last report on Monday, 25 October. Of these, there are two positive travellers tested on exit from quarantine and 90 positive tests from the community, including two children. There were two admissions to hospital of people positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of hospitalised patients to four. Read more

  • Two Positive for COVID on Cayman Brac. Read more

Monday, 25 October: The Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8a.m. Monday, 25 October there have been 1,646 PCR tests since the last report on Friday, 22 October. Of these, there are two positive travellers tested on exit from quarantine and 81 positive tests from the community including 13 children. Read more

Friday, 22 October: The Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8a.m. Friday, 22 October, there have been 574 PCR tests since the last report on Thursday, 21 October. Of these, there are four positive travellers tested on exit from quarantine and 30 positive tests from the community which include 11 children. Both of the admissions to hospital remain stable. Read more

Thursday, 21 October: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8am Thursday, 21 October, there have been 874 PCR tests since the last report on Wednesday, 20 October. From these, there were 28 positive tests, which are all from the community and include six children. Both of the admissions to hospital remain stable and neither person is needing the support of a ventilator. A number of people are presenting for healthcare who turn out to have COVID-19 disease but their symptoms are mild and they are being managed in isolation at home. Read more

Wednesday, 20 October: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8 am Wednesday, 20 October, there had been 926 PCR tests since the last report on Tuesday, 19 October. From these, there were 24 positive test results, including nine positive tests in travellers and 15 positive tests from the community. Three children were among the community positives. The two people admitted to hospital remain stable and do not require the support of a ventilator; one of these was admitted directly to ICU and is not vaccinatedRead more

Monday 18 October: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8am Monday, 18 October, there have been 1,662 PCR tests since the last report on Friday, 15 October. From these, there were 53 positive tests, comprising 11 positive tests in travellers and 42 positive tests from the community, 19 of which were in children. The community rate is in line with the daily rate from the last two weeks and of course represents three days’ testing. Read more

  • Lateral Flow Test Pilot Continues for Households in Quarantine. Read more

Friday 15 October Updates: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8am Friday, 15 October, there have been 947 PCR tests since the last report on Thursday, 14 October.  From these, there were 15 positive tests, comprising two positive tests in travellers and 13 positive tests from the community, five of which were in children. Read more

  • Boosters available to those aged 60 and over and healthcare workers. Read more

Thursday 14 October Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8am Thursday, 14 October, there have been 896 PCR tests since the last report on Wednesday, 13 October. From these, there were 16 positive tests, comprising four positive tests in travellers and 12 positive tests from the community, four of which were in children. To date, there have been 109,919 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Read more

Wednesday 13 October Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8am Wednesday, 13 October, there have been 618 PCR tests since the last report on Tuesday, 12 October. Of these, there is a total of 15 positive tests comprising two positive tests in travellers and 13 positive tests from the community which include eight children. To date, there have been 109,668 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Read more

Tuesday 12 October Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8a.m. Tuesday, 12 October, there have been 486 PCR tests since the last report on Monday, 11 October. Of these, there is a total of 13 positive tests comprising five positive tests in travellers and eight positive tests from the community, which include five children. To date, there have been 109,302 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Read more

  • Vaccinated Postitives' Isolation Reduced. Read more
  • COVID-19 School Exit Screening Schedule. Public Health will be testing students, their households, and teachers related to COVID-19 community transmission at the Cayman Islands Hospital COVID-19 Testing Clinic. Read more

Monday 11 October Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 8a.m. Monday, 11 October, there have been 1,474 PCR tests since the last report on Friday, 8 October. Of these, there are a total of 23 positive tests comprising nine travellers and 14 positive tests from the community, which include 10 children. Both infants who were previously admitted to hospital are well and have been discharged home. Read more

Friday 8 October Updates: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 9a.m. Friday, 8 October there have been 763 PCR tests processed since the last report on Thursday, 7 October. Of these, there are 21 positive test results from the community including 16 children, one of whom is an infant under one year old. Read more

  • Safety guidance for mid-term activities issued. Read more

Thursday 7 October Updates: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that as of 9a.m. Thursday, 7 October, there have been 731 PCR tests processed since the last report on Wednesday, 6 October. Of these, there are nine positive results including four positive tests in travellers and five in children from the community, one of whom was admitted to hospital yesterday evening but is doing well today. To date, there have been 108,501 Covid-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Read more

Wednesday 6 October Updates: As of 9am Wednesday, 6 October there have been 772 PCR tests processed since the last report on Tuesday, 5 October. Of these, there is one new positive test in a traveller and nine in members of the community. Among the community cases are eight students, including one from Red Bay Primary School and the others are from John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools. Read more

  • As the Cayman Islands continues to adapt and respond to living with COVID-19 in the community, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee OBE, has endorsed lateral flow tests for fast identification of positive cases. Read more

Tuesday 5 October Updates: As of 9am on Tuesday, 5 October, there have been 1,232 PCR tests since the last report on Monday, 4 October.  Of these, there are five new positive tests in travellers and 10 in members of the community. Read more

Monday 4 October Updates: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 2,255 PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 have been processed since last reported. Positive results were present in 38 community samples and in 14 people on exit from quarantine after travel. Read more

Friday 1 October Updates: As of 8AM Friday, 1 October 2021, the Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Hazel Brown, reports that 688 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported yesterday 30 September 2021. Of these, there were 13 new positives including two travellers and 11 in the community. There have been 107,039 Covid-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 55,200 (78% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 51,759 (73%) have completed the two-dose course.

  • New COVID19 Cases Identified in Schools. There is a new protocol developed with Public Health, The Ministry of Health & Wellness, and the Ministry of Education for handling confirmed cases of COVID-19 in schools. Read more
  • Public Health confirms that an individual awaiting PCR results to travel tomorrow was found to be positive this afternoon, 1 October 2021. Read more

Thursday 30 September Updates: As of 3PM Thursday, 30 September, the Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Hazel Brown, reports that 1,062 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 29 September 2021. There were five positive test results in total. Two positives are travellers on exit from quarantine. Three are related to the schools. There have been 106,882 Covid-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 55,174 (78% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 51,645 (73%) have completed the two dose course. Read more

Wednesday 29 September Updates: There have been 1,231 COVID-19 PCR tests conducted and processed since this was last reported on Tuesday, 28 September with 15 positive results.  The positives include four travellers currently in quarantine, five community cases related to the Prospect Primary School, and six community cases related to George Town Primary School. As of this morning, there have been 106,655 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 55,129 (78% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 51,481 (72%) have completed the two-dose course and 45 have had a third or booster dose. Read more

  • George Town Primary School (GTPS) students and their household members tested at the Lions Centre on Tuesday September 28th 2021 are asked to stay in quarantine until they receive negative (non-detected) test results for the entire household.  Read more

Tuesday 28 September Updates:

  • A COVID-19 positive traveller at the end of their quarantine period on September 19th 2021 was inadvertently released from quarantine, however, was contacted immediately and returned to isolation. “There is no public concern in this case as the positive traveller and their contacts were immediately advised and isolated,” Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, Medical Officer of Health confirmed. Read more

Monday 27 September Updates:  As of 8a.m. on Monday, 27 September there have been 1,167 PCR tests since the last report on Friday, 24 September.  Of these, there are twelve new positive tests in travellers and five in members of the community.  Three of these community members are in isolation at home with someone previously known to be positive as a result of the first recent community outbreak. They have been on the GPS tracking programme for the last couple of weeks. Read more

  • PCR Testing Schedule For George Town Primary School And Contacts Released. Read more

Friday 24 September Updates: Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reports that as of 8a.m. Friday, 24 September, there have been 404 PCR tests since the last report on Thursday morning.  Of these, there is one new positive test in a traveller. Read more  

  • COVID-19 PCR testing will be available to persons in the eastern district tomorrow, Saturday, 25 September 2021 at the East End District Health Centre from 2 pm – 5 pm. Government-issued ID and face masks are required for testing. No appointments, walk-in only. Read more
  • Restaurant & Bar requirements specified. Read more

Thursday 23 September Updates: 

  • New COVID Regulations announced. Read more

  • Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reports that as of 8a.m. Thursday, 23 September, there have been 624 PCR tests since the last report on Wednesday morning.  Of these, there are three new positive tests in travellers. Read more

Wednesday 22 September Updates: As of 3pm Wednesday 22nd September, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee reports that there have been no further updates since the last report was issued this morning. At that time, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee reported that there had been 865 PCR tests since the last report was issued on Tuesday morning. Of these, there are four positive tests in travellers. There have been 105,699 Covid-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 54,796 (77% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,901 (72%) have completed the two dose course. Two people (0%) have had a third or booster dose. 
  • Digital COVID-19 Certificates available on MyHSA Patient Portal. Read more

Tuesday 21 September Update: As of 3PM, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 478 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 20 September 2021. Of these, there are three positive tests from the community. Vaccination clinics were closed on Monday, 20 September.

Monday 20 September Updates:

  •  As of 3 PM Monday, 20 September the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that there have been no further updates since this morning’s report was issued. Read more
  • As of 8AM Monday, 20 September, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 853 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Saturday morning, 18 September 2021. There were eight positive test results in travellers. There have been 105,158 Covid-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 54,681 (77% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,790 (71%) have completed the two dose course.

Saturday 18 September Updates: As of 10am Saturday, 18 September the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 1,246 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since last reported on Friday, 17 September 2021. There were two positive test results, one in a traveller and one in a child who is one of the final people to be screened at George Town Primary School. There have been 105,158 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. A total of 54,500 persons (77% of an estimated population of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 50,658 persons (71%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

  • Saturday quarantine breach investigated, no concern for the general public at this time. Read more

Friday 17 September Updates: As of 2pm Friday, 17 September the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that there have been no further updates since the morning. At that time there were 1,394 COVID-19 tests that had carried out since the last report was issued on Thursday, 16 September 2021. There were two positive test results in travellers. Read more

  • Travel & Boating regulations to be amended and other updates from the Community Update on Friday 17 September. Read more
  • The flu clinic in Cayman Brac opens Monday-Friday 9am-3pm from Monday 20 September. Read more
  • Masks or face coverings required in Government buildings as of Monday 20 September. Read more 
  • Ministry of Education issues guidance for Educational Institutes. Read more
  • HSA and Ministry of Education to provide masks to schools. Read more
  • Walk-in COVID-19 testing clinic has opened at Cayman Islands Hospital. Read more

Thursday 16 September Updates: As of 8am Thursday, 16 September the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 1,214 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since the last report was issued on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. There were fourteen positive test results. Of these, there are ten positive community tests which include nine George Town Primary School students and one prison officer. There were four positive tests in travellers. There have been 104,609 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 54,167 (76% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,442 (71%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

  • As of 3pm Thursday, 16 September the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that there have been no further updates since this morning’s report was issued. At that time there were 1,214 COVID-19 tests that had been carried out. Read more
  • Health responds to report of suspected breach in Cayman Brac. Read more
  • BA To Resume Weekly Scheduled Service. Read more

Wednesday 15 September Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 1,752 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. There were 11 positive test results. Of these, there are nine positive community cases and two positives in travellers. There have been 104,304 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 53,934 (76% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,370 (71%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

Monday 13 September Updates: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 878 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since Friday, 10 September 2021. There were sixteen positive test results in travellers. Of those travellers, five were vaccinated and three were on the shortest five-day quarantine period. There have been 103,904 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 53,626 (75% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,278 (71%) have completed the two-dose course. 

  • Education Officials Implement Protocols for Handling Confirmed COVID-19 Case in George Town Primary School. Read more

Friday 10 September Updates: The Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, reported in an evening press briefing today (Friday, 10 September) that 495 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 9 September 2021. Of these, there were three positive test results with two in travellers and one from the community. To date, there have been 102,860 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 52,831 (74% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,029 (70%) have completed the two-dose course.  Read more

  • Cayman Airways reinstates precautionary measures at offices. Read more

Thursday 9 September Updates: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 350 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 8 September 2021. There were three positive test results, one in a traveller and two in the community. There have been 102,633 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 52,622 (74% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 50,011 (70%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

  • CAL investigating COVID-19 documentation breach at its Kingston station. Read more
  • HSA prepared for reintroduction of COVID in the community. Read more

Wednesday 8 September Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 496 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 7 September 2021. There were four positive test results in travellers. There have been 102,399 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 52,433 (74% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 49,966 (70%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

Tuesday 7 September Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 268 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 6 September 2021. There were four positive test results in travellers. There have been 102,093 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 52,194 (73% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 49,899 (70%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

Monday 6 September Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 784 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 3 September 2021. There were 23 positive test results in travellers and one in a person quarantining with a traveller. There have been 102,052 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 52,158 (73% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 49,894 (70%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

Friday 3 September Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 372 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 2 September 2021. There was one positive test result in a traveller. There have been 101,466 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 51,803 (73% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 49,663 (70%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

Thursday 2 September Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 252 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 1 September 2021. There was one positive test result in a traveller. There have been 101,372 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 51,742 (73% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 49,630 (70%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

Wednesday 1 September Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 705 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 31 August 2021. There was one positive test result in a traveller. There have been 101,206 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 51,628 (73% of 71,106) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 49,578 (70%) have completed the two-dose course. Read more

 

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