Despite holding steady against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Caribbean is in a tentative position that must not be allowed to worsen beyond our scope of control as closed cases continue to outnumber their active counterparts.
Out of the 32 affected countries and territories, 25 have reported new COVID cases within the last 24 hours.
As at 5:26 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Thursday, October 15, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 221,524 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Of that number, some 153,052 cases, or roughly 69 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 (148,567 recoveries to date, barring insufficient data from Puerto Rico).
In the meantime, the total number of patients who succumbed to coronavirus-related complications has risen to 4,485.
Still, only five Caribbean countries and territories have managed to bring their active caseload to zero, namely: St Kitts and Nevis, British Virgin Islands, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Monserrat and Anguilla.
See Our Today’s latest situational analysis on COVID-19 in the Caribbean below:
Dominican Republic: 404 new cases; 120,066 confirmed. 2,189 patients have died. (96,152 patients have recovered)
Puerto Rico: 318 new cases; 27,947 confirmed. 735 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)
French Guiana: 31 new cases; 10,233 confirmed. 69 patients have died. (9,894 recoveries)
Haiti: Six new cases; 8,908 confirmed. 230 patients have died. (7,182 recoveries)
Jamaica: 78 new cases; 8,067 confirmed. 160 patients have died. (3,481 recoveries)
Guadeloupe: 425 new cases; 6,908 confirmed. 96 patients have died. (2,199 recoveries)
Cuba: 27 new cases; 6,062 confirmed. 123 patients have died. (5,678 recoveries)
The Bahamas: 194 new cases; 5,385 confirmed. 112 patients have died. (3,178 recoveries)
Trinidad and Tobago: 27 new cases; 5,154 confirmed. 93 patients have died. (3,452 recoveries)
Suriname: 11 new cases; 5,083 confirmed. 108 patients have died. (4,886 recoveries)
Aruba: 30 new cases; 4,285 confirmed. 32 patients have died. (3,910 recoveries)
Guyana: 24 new cases; 3,589 confirmed. 106 patients have died. (2,487 recoveries)
Belize: 34 new cases; 2,619 confirmed. 40 patients have died. (1,596 recoveries)
Martinique: 413 new cases; 2,257 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (124 recoveries)
US Virgin Islands: Two new cases; 1,327 confirmed. 20 patients have died. (1,292 recoveries)
Sint Maarten: 10 new cases; 729 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (657 recoveries)
Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 696 confirmed. Six patients have died. (673 recoveries)
Curaçao: 26 new cases; 645 confirmed. One patient has died (367 recoveries)
St Martin: 65 new cases; 501 confirmed. Eight patients have died. (380 recoveries)
Cayman Islands: Five new cases; 225 confirmed. One patient has died. (212 recoveries)
Barbados: Five new cases; 215 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (192 recoveries)
Bermuda: One new case; 185 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (172 recoveries)
Antigua and Barbuda: One new case; 112 confirmed. Three patients have died. (100 recoveries)
Saint-Barthélemy: Two new cases; 67 confirmed. (55 recoveries)
Dominica: Two new cases; 33 confirmed. (29 recoveries)
St Lucia: Two new cases; 31 confirmed. (27 recoveries)
Grenada: One new case; 25 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)
St Vincent and the Grenadines: No active cases. (Previously had 64 confirmed cases)
Monserrat: No active cases. (Previously had 13 confirmed cases; one patient died)Anguilla: No active cases. (Previously had three confirmed cases)