CARIB | Nov 20, 2020

Tracking COVID: Caribbean caseload well past 270,000; over 5,200 lives claimed

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infiltrated every territory in the Caribbean.

The gap between the Caribbean’s active and closed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases further shrank on Friday (November 20), but won’t be enough to threaten the region’s impressive seven weeks of stability.

Despite 25 of the 32 affected countries and territories reporting new cases within the last 24 hours, the region continues to fare well in the face of the second wave of COVID-19.

As at 3:38 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Friday, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 272,628 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 183,025 cases, or roughly 67.1  per cent, have officially been declared closed. There are currently 89,603 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (177,802 recoveries to date, barring insufficient data from Puerto Rico).

In the meantime, the total number of patients who succumbed to coronavirus-related complications has steadily climbed to 5,223.

At the time of publication, only four Caribbean countries and territories have managed to bring their active caseload to zero, namely: St Kitts and Nevis, British Virgin Islands, Monserrat and Anguilla.

See Our Today’s latest situational analysis on COVID-19 in the Caribbean below:

Confirmed cases to date: 272,628
Deaths: 5,223
Recoveries: 177,802*
Active cases: 89,603

—Data from Health Departments and Agencies across the Caribbean. (No recovery statistics have been forthcoming from Puerto Rico)

Dominican Republic: 601 new cases; 136,784 confirmed. 2,306 patients have died. (111,681 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 869 new cases; 44,277 confirmed. 991 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 37 new cases; 10,987 confirmed. 70 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Jamaica: 63 new cases; 10,151 confirmed. 235 patients have died. (5,432 recoveries)

Haiti: 17 new cases; 9,208 confirmed. 232 patients have died. (7,820 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 127 new cases; 8,225 confirmed. 144 patients have died. (2,242 recoveries)

Cuba: 38 new cases; 7,763 confirmed. 131 patients have died. (7,267 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 19 new cases; 7,367 confirmed. 163 patients have died. (5,583 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 53 new cases; 6,233 confirmed. 113 patients have died. (5,531 recoveries)

Suriname: Two new cases; 5,285 confirmed. 116 patients have died. (5,161 recoveries)

Belize: 60 new cases; 5,018 confirmed. 102 patients have died. (2,743 recoveries)

Guyana: 62 new cases; 4,976 confirmed. 143 patients have died. (3,965 recoveries)

Martinique: No new cases; 4,732 confirmed. 37 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

Aruba: Eight new cases; 4,693 confirmed. 45 patients have died. (4,569 recoveries)

Curaçao: 79 new cases; 1,561 confirmed. Three patients have died. (968 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: 13 new cases; 1,482 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (1,393 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Nine new cases; 973 confirmed. 24 patients have died. (878 recoveries)

Amid the second wave of the pandemic, Caribbean countries have ramped up their respective responses with greater testing capacity complied with measures targeting mass movement of the general population.

Turks & Caicos Islands: Five new cases; 726 confirmed. Six patients have died. (698 recoveries)

St Martin: 34 new cases; 690 confirmed. 12 patients have died. (598 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: One new case; 259 confirmed. Two patient has died. (243 recoveries)

Barbados: One new case; 252 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (239 recoveries)

Bermuda: Two new cases; 226 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (200 recoveries)

St Lucia: 20 new cases; 203 confirmed. Two patients have died. (60 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: One new case; 139 confirmed. Four patients have died. (128 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: 22 new cases; 127 confirmed. (94 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: One new case; 84 confirmed. (78 recoveries)

Dominica: No new cases; 68 confirmed. (41 recoveries)

Grenada: No new cases; 33 confirmed. (30 recoveries)

Countries without active cases

St Kitts and Nevis: No active cases. (Previously confirmed 19 cases)

British Virgin Islands: No active cases. (Previously confirmed 71 cases; one patient died)

Monserrat: No active cases. (Previously had 13 confirmed cases; one patient died)

Anguilla: No active cases. (Previously had three confirmed cases)


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