The latest COVID-19 test results show there are five new community transmission cases of COVID-19, all involving children, one of whom has been admitted to hospital.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, in his latest update, said the child was hospitalised on Wednesday evening, and is doing “satisfactorily” today.
This brings the total number of local cases reported over the past month to 124.
The latest results, from 731 tests, also include four positive cases among travellers exiting from quarantine.
There are currently 132 active cases of COVID-19 in Cayman, 52 of which are symptomatic.
As well as the child hospitalised on Wednesday night, one other person with COVID remains in hospital. That person, an adult who tested positive after being taken to hospital on 8 Sept., was the first local case reported in Cayman in a year.
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As of today, 55,496 people, or 78% of the estimated population of 71,106, have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 52,783 (74%) have completed the two-dose course.
Officials also confirmed that 222 people had received a third, or booster, dose.