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The Health Services Authority has said it continues to see more patients heading to the hospital with influenza symptoms.
Cayman’s Health Services Authority said there has been a 27.5% increase in the number of patients seeking medical care for flu-like symptoms in January when compared to December 2019.
The Health Services Authority has opened a temporary flu clinic at the George Town General Practice Clinic.
Seasonal flu vaccines are now available for free at public hospitals and health clinics throughout the Cayman Islands.
Cayman’s flu longer-than-usual season rages on, but a larger-than-usual stock of vaccines and medication ordered by public health officials last year means doses are still available.
The Public Health Department released updated statistics on Thursday about the number of influenza cases that have been reported recently, showing a marked increase in flu activity throughout Cayman.
With flu season in full swing, there has been a “marked increase” in the number of influenza cases in the Cayman Islands over the last several weeks, according to Public Health Department Acting Director Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.