Countries and territories across the Caribbean get some respite from the spiralling coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, buoyed by a surge in recoveries this week.
There is still a looming threat over the Caribbean, even as the region enters an impressive, 57th consecutive week of keeping mostly closed cases.
The cyclical ebb-and-flow period in the fight against the pandemic resumes with far more closed cases (61,072) than new infections (42,567) recorded across the region over the last six days.
Our Today analysis of regional data finds all 32 affected countries and territories have reported new cases within the last 48 hours.
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Guadeloupe rank as the five worst-hit territories in the region, while Suriname, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize and Guyana continue to experience a drastic spike in cases.
As at 15:24 am Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Thursday, October 7, collated data from respective health departments across the region has indicated a combined total of 1,971,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Of that number, some 1,572,651 cases, or roughly 79.75 per cent, have officially been declared closed. There are an estimated 399,199 active cases regionally.
The statistics were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (1,546,922 recoveries to date, barring insufficient data from Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique).
In the meantime, the total number of patients who succumbed to coronavirus-related complications spiked to 25,729.
See Our Today’s latest situational analysis on COVID-19 in the Caribbean below:
Cuba: 3,833 new cases; 907,941 confirmed. 7,742 patients have died. (879,994 recoveries)
Dominican Republic: 886 new cases; 363,735 confirmed. 4,063 patients have died. (352,073 patients have recovered)
Puerto Rico: 726 new cases; 182,524 confirmed. 3,175 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)
Jamaica: 214 new cases; 85,475 confirmed. 1,964 patients have died. (53,790 recoveries)
Guadeloupe: 237 new cases; 53,734 confirmed. 721 patients have died. (2,250 recoveries)
Trinidad and Tobago: 208 new cases; 51,813 confirmed. 1,522 patients have died. (46,093 recoveries)
Suriname: 330 new cases; 43,409 confirmed. 936 patients have died. (26,980 recoveries)
French Guiana: 225 new cases; 42,382 confirmed. 282 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)
Martinique: 97 new cases; 41,846 confirmed. 645 patients have died. (124 recoveries)
Guyana: 250 new cases; 32,951 confirmed. 816 patients have died. (28,397 recoveries)
Haiti: 81 new cases; 22,354 confirmed. 634 patients have died. (19,797 recoveries)
The Bahamas: 60 new cases; 21,518 confirmed. 586 patients have died. (19,605 recoveries)
Belize: 208 new cases; 21,923 confirmed. 426 patients have died. (18,951 recoveries)
Curaçao: 34 new cases; 16,684 confirmed. 168 patients have died. (16,182 recoveries)
Aruba: 18 new cases; 15,578 confirmed. 168 patients have died. (15,246 recoveries)
St Lucia: 106 new cases; 11,833 confirmed. 201 patients have died. (10,400 recoveries)
Barbados: 300 new cases; 9,823 confirmed. 74 patients have died. (8,935 recoveries)
US Virgin Islands: 31 new cases; 6,916 confirmed. 72 patients have died. (6,682 recoveries)
Grenada: 47 new cases; 5,531 confirmed. 167 patients have died. (4,714 recoveries)
Bermuda: 36 new cases; 5,455 confirmed. 87 patients have died. (4,478 recoveries)
Sint Maarten: 20 new cases; 4,375 confirmed. 68 patients have died. (4,171 recoveries)
St Vincent and the Grenadines: 99 new cases; 3,965 confirmed. 21 patients have died. (2,532 recoveries)
Dominica: 49 new cases; 3,893 confirmed. 24 patients have died. (3,388 recoveries)
St Martin: 40 new cases; 3,789 confirmed. 55 patients have died. (1,399 recoveries)
Antigua and Barbuda: 82 new cases; 3,363 confirmed. 88 patients have died. (2,417 recoveries)
Turks & Caicos Islands: Nine new cases; 2,884 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (2,800 recoveries)
British Virgin Islands: Seven new cases; 2,725 confirmed. 37 patients have died. (2,649 recoveries)
St Kitts and Nevis: 61 new cases; 2,248 confirmed. 16 patients have died. (1,157 recoveries)
Saint-Barthélemy: Seven new cases; 1,587 confirmed. Four patients have died. (462 recoveries)
Cayman Islands: 10 new cases; 930 confirmed. Two patients have died. (800 recoveries)
Anguilla: 46 new cases; 499 confirmed. One patient has died. (431 recoveries)
Montserrat: Eight new cases; 40 confirmed. One patient has died. (30 recoveries)