A total of 1,415 individuals, including families impacted by the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in schools, remain in isolation, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
After weeks of listing the isolation numbers as “pending” on its daily COVID-19 dashboard, officials, on Monday night, released the current total, as they announced 14 new community transmission cases.
This number may drop on Tuesday, as Public Health conducts exit testing of students, their households and teachers of Prospect Primary – Year 6 (Harris) from 12noon – 2pm at the Cayman Islands Hospital COVID-19 Testing Clinic.
Only students and their households, in addition to teachers from this class, will be tested, because this round of screening is for the negative households only. Households with a known positive case are to remain home and follow the guidance from the Public Health staff.
The new cases announced Monday included 10 children. There were also nine travellers who tested positive among the results.
Two infants, both of whom tested positive and were hospitalised last week, were released, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Monday evening.
According to the official statistics, there are now 167 active cases, one of whom remains hospitalised.
Cayman’s overall COVID-19 cases, tracked since the pandemic began in March last year, have edged closer to the 1,000 mark, as Monday’s total 23 cases took the official tally to 983.
As of 8a.m. Monday, 11 October, there have been 1,474 PCR tests since the last report. Of these, there are a total of 23 positive tests comprising 9 travellers and 14 positive tests from the community, which include 10 children. Read more at https://t.co/unxRquFtzU pic.twitter.com/H5OB0w4voZ
— Cayman Islands Government (@caymangovt) October 11, 2021
A total of 814 patients have fully recovered from the virus.
Of the active cases, 89 are symptomatic and 78 asymptomatic.
Since the pandemic touched local shores, there have only been two deaths associated with COVID-19.