With a monkeypox contagion stoking anxieties across the Caribbean, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still has countries firmly in its grips into the middle of summer.
The region, officially hitting a sombre four-million-plus cumulative caseload this week, remains beset by Omicron subvariants, as evidenced by new infections (124,500) greatly outpacing the rate of closed cases (55,574) over the past 30 days.
Nevertheless, the Caribbean marked an impressive 100th week of maintaining mostly closed cases—with Cuba, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St Martin, Saint-Barthélemy, British Virgin Islands and Montserrat all recording no new COVID-related deaths for the last month.
Further analysis of regional data finds that all but one of 32 affected countries and territories have reported new cases within the last 48 hours†. Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe and Martinique rank as the five worst-hit territories in the region.
As at 2:00 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) today (July 29), collated data from respective health departments across the region has indicated a combined total of 4,122,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Of that number, some 2,605,115 cases, or roughly 63.19 per cent, have officially been declared closed. There are an estimated 1,517,666 active cases regionally.
The statistics were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (2,569,350 recoveries to date, barring insufficient data out of Puerto Rico and France’s overseas territories region-wide).
In the meantime, the total number of patients who succumbed to coronavirus-related complications increased to 35,765.
See Our Today’s latest situational analysis on COVID-19 in the Caribbean below:
Cuba: 88 new cases; 1,107,888 confirmed. 8,529 patients have died. (1,098,845 recoveries)
Puerto Rico: 2,385 new cases; 806,697 confirmed. 4,653 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)
Dominican Republic: 467 new cases; 628,213 confirmed. 4,383 patients have died. (620,901 patients have recovered)
Guadeloupe: 3,072 new cases; 310,569 confirmed. 892 patients have died. (2,250 recoveries)
Martinique: 1,714 new cases; 196,743 confirmed. 1,008 patients have died. (124 recoveries)
Trinidad and Tobago: 252 new cases; 170,962 confirmed. 4,046 patients have died. (160,629 recoveries)
Jamaica: 131 new cases; 145,983 confirmed. 3,187 patients have died. (93,544 recoveries)
French Guiana: 763 new cases; 92,575 confirmed. 401 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)
Barbados: 330 new cases; 91,264 confirmed. 491 patients have died. (87,537 recoveries)
Suriname: 17 new cases; 80,966 confirmed. 1,380 patients have died. (49,597 recoveries)
Guyana: 56 new cases; 69,676 confirmed. 1,271 patients have died. (67,768 recoveries)
Belize: 146 new cases; 66,767 confirmed. 680 patients have died. (65,572 recoveries)
Curaçao: 131 new cases; 45,063 confirmed. 282 patients have died. (44,585 recoveries)
Aruba: 233 new cases; 42,020 confirmed. 224 patients have died. (41,440 recoveries)
The Bahamas: 31 new cases; 36,664 confirmed. 822 patients have died. (35,243 recoveries)
Haiti: Two new cases; 32,248 confirmed. 838 patients have died. (29,965 recoveries)
Cayman Islands: 406 new cases; 28,784 confirmed. 28 patients have died. (8,553 recoveries)
St Lucia: 88 new cases; 27,843 confirmed. 385 patients have died. (27,248 recoveries)
US Virgin Islands: 57 new cases; 21,734 confirmed. 120 patients have died. (21,349 recoveries)
Grenada: Nine new cases; 18,786 confirmed. 234 patients have died. (18,460 recoveries)
Bermuda: 205 new cases; 17,193 confirmed. 144 patients have died. (16,786 recoveries)
Dominica: 21 new cases; 14,852 confirmed. 68 patients have died. (14,554 recoveries)
St Martin: 109 new cases; 11,076 confirmed. 63 patients have died. (1,399 recoveries)
Sint Maarten: 24 new cases; 10,741 confirmed. 87 patients have died. (10,630 recoveries)
St Vincent and the Grenadines: Five new cases; 9,359 confirmed. 115 patients have died. (9,137 recoveries)
Antigua and Barbuda: Five new cases; 8,741 confirmed. 144 patients have died. (8,573 recoveries)
British Virgin Islands: No reported new cases; 7,131 confirmed. 63 patients have died. (7,044 recoveries)
St Kitts and Nevis: Four new cases; 6,456 confirmed; 46 patients have died. (6,363 recoveries)
Turks & Caicos Islands: 24 new cases; 6,303 confirmed. 36 patients have died. (6,236 recoveries)
Saint-Barthélemy: 70 new cases; 4,859 confirmed. Six patients have died. (462 recoveries)
Anguilla: 45 new cases; 3,580 confirmed. 10 patients have died. (3,545 recoveries)
Montserrat: Five new cases; 1,045 confirmed. Eight patients have died. (1,016 recoveries)