CARIB | Nov 8, 2020

Tracking COVID: New infections rocket Caribbean caseload past 250,000; region nears 5,000 deaths

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infiltrated every territory in the Caribbean.

Caribbean countries continue to fare well in spite of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, maintaining more closed cases for over a month since the second wave swept the region.

The fifth week of stability is at risk, however, with 26 of the region’s 32 affected countries and territories reporting new cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 4:38 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Sunday, November 8, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 254,075 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 175,286 cases, or roughly 68.98 per cent, have officially been deemed closed. There are currently 78,807 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (170,305 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 4,963.

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: 254,075
Deaths: 4,963
Recoveries: 170,305*
Active cases: 78,807

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

Dominican Republic: 537 new cases; 130,182 confirmed. 2,265 patients have died. (108,021 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 1,095 new cases; 37,999 confirmed. 872 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 57 new cases; 10,704 confirmed. 70 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Jamaica: 34 new cases; 9,506 confirmed. 221 patients have died. (4,934 recoveries)

Haiti: 18 new cases; 9,127 confirmed. 232 patients have died. (7,618 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 285 new cases; 7,903 confirmed. 133 patients have died. (2,242 recoveries)

Cuba: 30 new cases; 7,297 confirmed. 130 patients have died. (6,680 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 20 new cases; 6,957 confirmed. 154 patients have died. (4,943 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 40 new cases; 5,838 confirmed. 111 patients have died. (5,127 recoveries)

Suriname: Seven new cases; 5,234 confirmed. 113 patients have died. (5,105 recoveries)

Aruba: 11 new cases; 4,549 confirmed. 40 patients have died. (4,383 recoveries)

Guyana: 27 new cases; 4,484 confirmed. 134 patients have died. (3,511 recoveries)

Martinique: 663 new cases; 4,215 confirmed. 33 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

Belize: 60 new cases; 4,076 confirmed. 68 patients have died. (2,353 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: Seven new cases; 1,405 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (1,345 recoveries)

Curaçao: 24 new cases; 1,077 confirmed. Two patient has died. (808 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Four new cases; 890 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (787 recoveries)

Amid a worrying increase in confirmed and suspected COVID cases, Puerto Rican authorities have unveiled several measures to curb its spread—among them, free drive-thru testing along major thoroughfares. (Photo: Twitter @DeptSaludPR)

Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 707 confirmed. Six patients have died. (691 recoveries)

St Martin: 38 new cases; 604 confirmed. 12 patients have died. (522 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: Five new cases; 250 confirmed. One patient has died. (236 recoveries)

Barbados: One new case; 243 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (230 recoveries)

Bermuda: Two new cases; 209 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (181 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: One new case; 131 confirmed. Three patients have died. (122 recoveries)

St Lucia: 13 new cases; 123 confirmed. (32 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: Seven new cases; 90 confirmed. (77 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: No new cases; 76 confirmed. (72 recoveries)

Dominica: Six new cases; 63 confirmed. (35 recoveries)

Grenada: Two new cases; 30 confirmed. (27 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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