CARIB | Oct 11, 2020

Tracking COVID: Caribbean infection spike rockets past 215,000 cases

/ Our Today

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Enhanced microscopic imagery of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARSCoV2)—more widely known as COVID-19. (Photo: Jamaica Information Service)

Medical practitioners on the frontlines across the Caribbean continue to fare well against the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as the region presses on with more closed cases than new infections.

Out of the 32 affected countries and territories, 23 have reported new COVID cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 6:24 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Sunday, October 11, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 215,789 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 148,934 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 (144,528 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 4,406.

Still, only five Caribbean countries and territories have managed to bring their active caseload to zero, namely: the British Virgin Islands, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Monserrat and Anguilla.

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

Confirmed cases to date: 215,789
Deaths: 4,406
Recoveries: 144,528*

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

Dominican Republic: 463 new cases; 118,477 confirmed. 2,173 patients have died. (94,087 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 163 new cases; 26,776 confirmed. 730 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 26 new cases; 10,144 confirmed. 69 patients have died. (9,834 recoveries)

Haiti: 11 new cases; 8,882 confirmed. 230 patients have died. (7,104 recoveries)

Jamaica: 159 new cases; 7,191 confirmed. 139 patients have died. (3,162 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 164 new cases; 6,483 confirmed. 77 patients have died. (2,199 recoveries)

Cuba: 30 new cases; 5,978 confirmed. 123 patients have died. (5,540 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 22 new cases; 5,043 confirmed. 90 patients have died. (3,221 recoveries)

Suriname: 17 new cases; 5,035 confirmed. 107 patients have died. (4,830 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 68 new cases; 5,023 confirmed. 106 patients have died. (2,815 recoveries)

Aruba: 21 new cases; 4,188 confirmed. 32 patients have died. (3,753 recoveries)

Guyana: 47 new cases; 3,405 confirmed. 103 patients have died. (2,180 recoveries)

Belize: 69 new cases; 2,496 confirmed. 36 patients have died. (1,531 recoveries)

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

Martinique: No new cases; 1,851 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: Four new cases; 1,325 confirmed. 20 patients have died. (1,289 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Four new cases; 707 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (622 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: One new case; 696 confirmed. Six patients have died. (673 recoveries)

Curaçao: 12 new cases; 583 confirmed. One patient has died (315 recoveries)

St Martin: 54 new cases; 466 confirmed. Eight patients have died. (309 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: Six new cases; 220 confirmed. One patient has died. (211 recoveries)

Barbados: One new case; 206 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (183 recoveries)

Bermuda: No new cases; 184 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (170 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: Three new cases; 111 confirmed. Three patients have died. (97 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: Three new cases; 65 confirmed. (37 recoveries)

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

St Lucia: Two new cases; 29 confirmed. (27 recoveries)

St Kitts and Nevis: No new cases; 19 confirmed. (18 recoveries)

Countries without active 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)

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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