CARIB | Oct 8, 2020

Tracking COVID: Caribbean countries show resilience amid second coronavirus wave

/ Our Today

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As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues its rampage across the globe, the Caribbean – grappling with the second wave of the deadly pandemic – has managed to slow the once worrying infection rate within the region.

The tentative health crisis, though showing signs of resilience, is far from over, however, with 20 of the 32 affected countries and territories recording new cases daily.  

Our analysis has shown, that as at 6:24 p.m. Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Wednesday, October 7, respective health departments across the region have confirmed a combined total of 210,563 COVID-19 cases.

Of that number, some 144,989 cases, or roughly 68.85 per cent, have officially been deemed closed. 

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (140,661 recoveries to date, barring insufficient data from Puerto Rico). 

The remaining closed cases, 4,328, were the total number of patients who succumbed to coronavirus-related complications.

So far, only five Caribbean countries and territories have managed to bring their active caseload to zero, namely: St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Grenada, Monserrat and Anguilla.

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

Dominican Republic: 777 new cases; 116,114 confirmed. 2,159 patients have died. (92,157 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 23 new cases; 25,658 confirmed. 705 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 13 new cases; 10,070 confirmed. 69 patients have died. (9,741 recoveries)

Haiti: 11 new cases; 8,838 confirmed. 229 patients have died. (7,013 recoveries)

Jamaica: 82 new cases; 7,191 confirmed. 126 patients have died. (2,700 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 734 new cases; 6,319 confirmed. 77 patients have died. (2,199 recoveries)

Cuba: 15 new cases; 5,898 confirmed. 123 patients have died. (5,321 recoveries)

Suriname: 11 new cases; 4,965 confirmed. 106 patients have died. (4,766 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 30 new cases; 4,876 confirmed. 84 patients have died. (3,010 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 73 new cases; 4,632 confirmed. 102 patients have died. (2,537 recoveries)

Aruba: 14 new cases; 4,108 confirmed. 31 patients have died. (3,643 recoveries)

Guyana: No new cases; 3,188 confirmed. 92 patients have died. (2,017 recoveries)

Belize: 39 new cases; 2,243 confirmed. 34 patients have died. (1,392 recoveries)

Martinique: 294 new cases; 1,851 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: One new case; 1,321 confirmed. 20 patients have died. (1,286 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 695 confirmed. Six patients have died. (656 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Three new cases; 689 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (592 recoveries)

Curaçao: 14 new cases; 476 confirmed. One patient has died (262 recoveries)

St Martin: 45 new cases; 412 confirmed. Eight patients have died. (309 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: No new cases; 213 confirmed. One patient has died. (210 recoveries)

Barbados: Three new cases; 203 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (182 recoveries)

Bermuda: No new cases; 181 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (170 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: One new case; 108 confirmed. Three patients have died. (97 recoveries)

British Virgin Islands: No new cases; 71 confirmed. One patient has died. (69 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: Eight new cases; 62 confirmed. (37 recoveries)

Dominica: No new cases; 31 confirmed. (24 recoveries)

St Kitts and Nevis: No new cases; 19 confirmed. (17 recoveries)

Countries without active cases

St Vincent and the Grenadines: No active cases. (Previously had 64 confirmed cases)

St Lucia: No active cases. (Previously had 27 confirmed cases)

Grenada: No active cases. (Previously had 24 confirmed cases)

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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