CARIB | Nov 13, 2020

Tracking COVID: Caribbean coronavirus caseload rises past 260,000; recoveries holding steady

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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Amid a worrying increase in confirmed and suspected COVID cases, Puerto Rican authorities have unveiled several measures to curb its spread—among them, free drive-thru testing along major thoroughfares. (Photo: Twitter @DeptSaludPR)

Caribbean countries are within grasp of a sixth-straight week of stability as the region continues an impressive stand against the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

More encouragingly, 23 of the region’s 32 affected countries and territories have reported new cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 4:28 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Friday, November 13, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 261,736 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 178,277 cases, or roughly 68.11 per cent, have officially been deemed closed. There are currently 83,459 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (173,223 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 5,054.

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: 261,736
Deaths: 5,054
Recoveries: 173,223*
Active cases: 83,459

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

Dominican Republic: 918 new cases; 132,554 confirmed. 2,280 patients have died. (109,268 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 604 new cases; 40,574 confirmed. 914 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 28 new cases; 10,808 confirmed. 70 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Jamaica: 89 new cases; 9,723 confirmed. 227 patients have died. (5,168 recoveries)

Haiti: Eight new cases; 9,168 confirmed. 232 patients have died. (7,701 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 187 new cases; 8,098 confirmed. 139 patients have died. (2,242 recoveries)

Cuba: 54 new cases; 7,541 confirmed. 131 patients have died. (6,965 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 64 new cases; 7,124 confirmed. 155 patients have died. (5,192 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 26 new cases; 5,930 confirmed. 111 patients have died. (5,317 recoveries)

Suriname: Seven new cases; 5,261 confirmed. 114 patients have died. (5,126 recoveries)

Martinique: 517 new cases; 4,732 confirmed. 37 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

Guyana: 44 new cases; 4,662 confirmed. 138 patients have died. (3,616 recoveries)

Aruba: 11 new cases; 4,650 confirmed. 43 patients have died. (4,511 recoveries)

Belize: 76 new cases; 4,596 confirmed. 75 patients have died. (2,513 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: Five new cases; 1,410 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (1,357 recoveries)

Curaçao: 33 new cases; 1,215 confirmed. Two patient have died. (899 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Four new cases; 914 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (825 recoveries)

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

Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 716 confirmed. Six patients have died. (695 recoveries)

St Martin: 42 new cases; 655 confirmed. 12 patients have died. (551 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: No new cases; 253 confirmed. One patient has died. (236 recoveries)

Barbados: No new cases; 249 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (233 recoveries)

Bermuda: Six new cases; 222 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (189 recoveries)

St Lucia: Eight new cases; 156 confirmed. Two patients have died. (46 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: Two new cases; 133 confirmed. Three patients have died. (125 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: 11 new cases; 109 confirmed. (83 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: One new case; 77 confirmed. (74 recoveries)

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

Grenada: No new cases; 32 confirmed. (27 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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