CARIB | Oct 28, 2020

Tracking COVID: Caribbean countries maintain majority closed cases amid regional outbreak

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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While the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to sweep the planet, countries in the Caribbean have managed to maintain more closed cases over active infections for a third-week running.

Analysing the raw data from across the region, of the 32 affected countries and territories, 25 have reported new COVID cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 3:32 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Wednesday, October 28, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 239,548 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 165,839 cases, or roughly 69.22 per cent, have officially been deemed closed. There are currently 73,709 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (161,088 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 4,751.

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: 239,548
Deaths: 4,751
Recoveries: 161,088*
Active cases: 73,709

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

Dominican Republic: 562 new cases; 125,570 confirmed. 2,232 patients have died. (103,412 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 23 new cases; 32,527 confirmed. 813 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 12 new cases; 10,397 confirmed. 70 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Haiti: 14 new cases; 9,040 confirmed. 232 patients have died. (7,411 recoveries)

Jamaica: 38 new cases; 8,787 confirmed. 196 patients have died. (4,347 recoveries)

Cuba: 99 new cases; 7,727 confirmed. 128 patients have died. (6,107 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 145 new cases; 7,474 confirmed. 115 patients have died. (2,199 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 36 new cases; 6,502 confirmed. 136 patients have died. (4,088 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 33 new cases; 5,568 confirmed. 106 patients have died. (4,186 recoveries)

Suriname: Seven new cases; 5,187 confirmed. 111 patients have died. (5,039 recoveries)

Aruba: 15 new cases; 4,437 confirmed. 37 patients have died. (4,253 recoveries)

A political map of the Caribbean. (Photo: Nations Online Project)

Guyana: 35 new cases; 4,061 confirmed. 119 patients have died. (3,030 recoveries)

Martinique: 737 new cases; 3,552 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

Belize: 32 new cases; 3,232 confirmed. 51 patients have died. (2,045 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: Two new cases; 1,353 confirmed. 21 patients have died. (1,311 recoveries)

Curaçao: 11 new cases; 884 confirmed. One patient has died. (606 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Three new cases; 792 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (714 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: Two new cases; 703 confirmed. Six patients have died. (688 recoveries)

St Martin: 28 new cases; 566 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (488 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: No new cases; 239 confirmed. One patient has died. (218 recoveries)

Barbados: No new cases; 233 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (217 recoveries)

Bermuda: Nine new cases; 194 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (175 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: No new cases; 124 confirmed. Three patients have died. (115 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: Eleven new cases; 83 confirmed. (67 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: One new case; 74 confirmed. (69 recoveries)

While new infections continue to trend downwards, hospitalisations and deaths related to COVID-19 are on the rise across the Caribbean. (Photo:

St Lucia: Two new cases; 67 confirmed. (27 recoveries)

Dominica: One new case; 38 confirmed. (29 recoveries)

Grenada: One new case; 28 confirmed. (24 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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