The Cayman Islands has once again dropped out of the top 10 in global rankings for COVID positives per 100,000 people– dropping to number 12. Nevertheless, the country still remains the top country in the Caribbean region with respect to the New York Times ranking.
According to the New York Times, Cayman has experienced a minor 2 per cent increase in COVID cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks, moving to 386 cases per 100,000.
Within the Caribbean, Barbados continues to be in 2nd position, having experienced a 12 per cent drop in cases.
There are an estimated 5,316 active cases in the Cayman Islands, or just over 7 per cent of the population.
According to Public Health figures for February 6 to 9 2022, positive cases reported to Public Health during this period are currently as follows:
09/02/2022 82 (final number pending)
The Sister Islands also noted 5 new cases between February 6 and 9, bringing total cases to 463.
Cayman’s hospitalization and death rates continue to be low.
Fifteen persons were admitted to hospital as of Wednesday evening, 10 of which were unvaccinated.
According to the New York Times, the death rate is averaging 0.1 per day which is one of the lowest death rates in the world.
There have been 16 COVID related deaths in the Cayman Islands since the beginning of the pandemic, the most recent of which was an elderly male with severe comorbidities.
Since December 11 2021, there have been 18 patients admitted to hospital who were Omicron positive. Eight of these patients were fully vaccinated. There were no deaths among the eighteen patients admitted with Omicron. Their average length of hospital stay was 5 days, while those testing positive for the Delta variant remained in hospital for just under nine days.