The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, which encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea has now become the world’s leading hotspot for new COVID-19 cases.
The country is now featured at the top of the New York Times COVID-19 tracking list for daily average cases per 100,000 people.
Cayman’s daily average rate of 147 new COVID cases means it leads the world when that figure is adjusted for population size.
Data show that the number of people in Cayman testing positive increased nearly fivefold in the last 14 days.
Government officials are viewing the situation with great alarm and call for urgent action.
In the last five weeks, active cases have skyrocketed from 70 on October 1 to 1,600 during the first week in November.
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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