CARIB | Nov 24, 2020

Tracking COVID: The Caribbean inches closer to 300,000 coronavirus cases; recoveries still steady

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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

Faced with incredible odds, the Caribbean continues to fare well against the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as the region seems poised to celebrate two solid months of stability.

While the gap between the region’s active and closed COVID-19 cases further shrank, only 22 of the 32 affected countries and territories reported new cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 4:40 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Tuesday, November 24, collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 279,615 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 185,658 cases, or roughly 66.4  per cent, have officially been declared closed. There are currently 93,957 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (180,347 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 5,311.

At the time of publication, only two Caribbean territories have managed to bring their active caseload to zero, namely: the British Virgin Islands and Monserrat.

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

Confirmed cases to date: 279,615
Deaths: 5,311
Recoveries: 180,347*
Active cases: 93,957

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

Dominican Republic: 282 new cases; 139,111 confirmed. 2,317 patients have died. (113,134 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 293 new cases; 47,216 confirmed. 1,038 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 37 new cases; 11,079 confirmed. 70 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Jamaica: 79 new cases; 10,422 confirmed. 243 patients have died. (5,572 recoveries)

Haiti: 10 new cases; 9,229 confirmed. 232 patients have died. (7,886 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: No new cases; 8,225 confirmed. 144 patients have died. (2,242 recoveries)

Cuba: 71 new cases; 7,950 confirmed. 133 patients have died. (7,428 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 29 new cases; 7,460 confirmed. 163 patients have died. (5,708 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 25 new cases; 6,475 confirmed. 115 patients have died. (5,622 recoveries)

Suriname: One new case; 5,297 confirmed. 116 patients have died. (5,173 recoveries)

Belize: 66 new cases; 5,249 confirmed. 120 patients have died. (2,877 recoveries)

Guyana: 21 new cases; 5,154 confirmed. 146 patients have died. (4,034 recoveries)

Aruba: Six new cases; 4,737 confirmed. 45 patients have died. (4,607 recoveries)

Martinique: No new cases; 4,732 confirmed. 37 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

Curaçao: 24 new cases; 1,773 confirmed. Three patients have died. (1,031 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: Three new cases; 1,507 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (1,427 recoveries)

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Ministry of Health Promotion and Advocacy has initiated free community testing of the coronavirus in the Bight settlement of Providenciales on Tuesday. (Photo: Facebook @TCIHealthPromotions)

Sint Maarten: Five new cases; 1,012 confirmed. 25 patients have died. (900 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 746 confirmed. Six patients have died. (700 recoveries)

St Martin: No new cases; 690 confirmed. 12 patients have died. (598 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: Four new cases; 265 confirmed. Two patient have died. (245 recoveries)

Barbados: One new case; 260 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (241 recoveries)

Bermuda: No new cases; 227 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (200 recoveries)

St Lucia: Three new cases; 223 confirmed. Two patients have died. (106 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: No new cases; 139 confirmed. Four patients have died. (128 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: No new cases; 127 confirmed. (94 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: No new cases; 84 confirmed. (78 recoveries)

Dominica: Five new cases; 77 confirmed. (63 recoveries)

Grenada: Four new cases; 41 confirmed. (30 recoveries)

St Kitts and Nevis: One new case; 20 confirmed. (19 recoveries)

Anguilla: One new case; four confirmed. (Three recoveries)

Countries without active 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)


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