CARIB | Nov 2, 2020

Tracking COVID: New coronavirus infections soar across the Caribbean, closed cases holding strong

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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In the face of rising novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, Caribbean countries continue to maintain an encouraging majority of closed cases this week.

The positive trend, amid the second wave of COVID-19, follows the region into its fourth week of stability—as, out of the 32 affected countries and territories, 21 have reported new cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 5:32 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Monday, November 2, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 244,921 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 170,271 cases, or roughly 69.52 per cent, have officially been deemed closed. There are currently 73,709 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (165,413 recoveries to date, barring insufficient data from Puerto Rico).

In the meantime, the total number of patients who succumbed to coronavirus-related complications has steadily climbed to 4,858.

At the time of publication, only four Caribbean countries and territories have managed to bring their active caseload to zero, namely: St Kitts and Nevis, British Virgin Islands, Monserrat and Anguilla.

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

Confirmed cases to date: 244,921
Deaths: 4,858
Recoveries: 165,413*
Active cases: 79,508

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

Dominican Republic: 259 new cases; 127,591 confirmed. 2,250 patients have died. (105,634 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 859 new cases; 35,405 confirmed. 839 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 19 new cases; 10,536 confirmed. 70 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Jamaica: 126 new cases; 9,257 confirmed. 210 patients have died. (4,637 recoveries)

Haiti: Three new cases; 9,057 confirmed. 232 patients have died. (7,429 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 131 new cases; 7,605 confirmed. 126 patients have died. (2,242 recoveries)

Cuba: 35 new cases; 6,970 confirmed. 129 patients have died. (6,318 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 21 new cases; 6,735 confirmed. 146 patients have died. (4,493 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 12 new cases; 5,704 confirmed. 109 patients have died. (4,763 recoveries)

Suriname: Seven new cases; 5,210 confirmed. 111 patients have died. (5,066 recoveries)

Aruba: Six new cases; 4,519 confirmed. 38 patients have died. (4,326 recoveries)

Tests to confirm coronavirus infection are administered through the nasopharynx (up the nose) or via blood sample. (Photo: World Health Organisation)

Guyana: 46 new cases; 4,208 confirmed. 126 patients have died. (3,242 recoveries)

Belize: 90 new cases; 3,577 confirmed. 59 patients have died. (2,207 recoveries)

Martinique: No new cases; 3,552 confirmed. 30 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: Two new cases; 1,378 confirmed. 21 patients have died. (1,320 recoveries)

Curaçao: 19 new cases; 987 confirmed. One patient has died. (684 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Five new cases; 831 confirmed. 22 patients have died. (753 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 704 confirmed. Six patients have died. (688 recoveries)

St Martin: No new cases; 566 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (488 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: No new cases; 240 confirmed. One patient has died. (221 recoveries)

Barbados: No new cases; 237 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (221 recoveries)

Bermuda: Five new cases; 199 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (176 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: One new case; 128 confirmed. Three patients have died. (117 recoveries)

St Lucia: Six new cases; 84 confirmed. (28 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: No new cases; 83 confirmed. (67 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: One new case; 75 confirmed. (70 recoveries)

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

Dominica: Eight new cases; 50 confirmed. (33 recoveries)

Grenada: No new cases; 28 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)

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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