The school epidemic increases the number of active cases

Cayman Prep and High School

(CNS): After an outbreak of COVID-19 reported to Cayman Prep on Friday, more than 100 students and their family members were locked down over the weekend. Positive tests have increased the number of people in isolation and on Monday Public Health said there were around 1,778 active cases, including 58 on the Sister Islands.

Eight people are hospitalized, including five unvaccinated. Another 254 people tested positive between Friday and Sunday evening as the resurgence of the coronavirus continues. The seven-day rolling average of cases is currently 114.

The government has not yet given any indication of any restrictions that may be lifted at the end of this month. As parents push for the mask mandate to be dropped in schools, this latest outbreak could delay any consideration of a reprieve for children until the start of the new school year.

Meanwhile, with so many people in quarantine, pressure is mounting for the government to drop strict PCR testing before people are allowed to leave isolation.

Authorities continue to urge parents to have their children vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11 are by appointment only, and the schedule has now been changed. published for the rest of May and into June.

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An Isolation Helpline is available to help by delivering groceries or other essential supplies to people who suddenly need to self-isolate and have no other resources and support.

For isolation support, call 946-3530 Where 1-800-534-3530 or email [email protected]

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For mental health support, the Mental Health Helpline can be contacted at
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If you have flu symptoms, contact the 24-hour flu helpline at 1-800-534-8600 Where 947-3077
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If you have difficulty breathing, call 911


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