CARIB | Dec 9, 2020

Tracking COVID: The Caribbean reports over 311,000 infections; still more closed than new cases daily

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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Approaching an unprecedented 11th week of stability, countries across the Caribbean continue to report more closed cases of the novel coronavirus than active infections.

The gains made by the region, despite faring well amid incredible odds, are at stake as preparations intensify for a characteristically bustling Christmas season—with the fear that cases could further skyrocket.

The gap between the Caribbean’s active and closed coronavirus cases further shrank on Wednesday (December 9)—with 20 of the 32 affected countries and territories reporting new cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 7:54 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT), collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 311,960 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 197,604 cases, or roughly 61.53  per cent, have officially been declared closed. There are currently 114,356 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (191,954 recoveries to date, barring insufficient data from Puerto Rico and Martinique).

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

In the meantime, the total number of patients who succumbed to coronavirus-related complications has steadily climbed to 5,650.

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: 311,960
Deaths: 5,650
Recoveries: 191,954*
Active cases: 114,356*

—Data from Health Departments and Agencies across the Caribbean. (Full or partial recovery statistics have not been forthcoming from Puerto Rico and Martinique)

Dominican Republic: 531 new cases; 150,161 confirmed. 2,350 patients have died. (118,008 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 694 new cases; 58,316 confirmed. 1,219 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 50 new cases; 11,600 confirmed. 71 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Jamaica: 98 new cases; 11,369 confirmed. 266 patients have died. (7,390 recoveries)

Haiti: 24 new cases; 9,434 confirmed. 233 patients have died. (8,170 recoveries)

Cuba: 124 new cases; 9,106 confirmed. 136 patients have died. (8,137 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 45 new cases; 8,472 confirmed. 151 patients have died. (2,242 recoveries)

Belize: 60 new cases; 8,013 confirmed. 179 patients have died. (4,012 recoveries)

The Bahamas: One new case; 7,580 confirmed. 163 patients have died. (6,022 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 26 new cases; 6,808 confirmed. 122 patients have died. (6,036 recoveries)

Guyana: Three new cases; 5,700 confirmed. 154 patients have died. (4,870 recoveries)

Martinique: 55 new cases; 5,575 confirmed. 41 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

Suriname: One new case; 5,326 confirmed. 117 patients have died. (5,217 recoveries)

As COVID-19 infiltrate many Caribbean territories, hospitalisations have risen across the region—especially in Guadeloupe, where the island has to contend with the coronavirus and dengue fever outbreaks. (Photo: Le Figaro)

Aruba: 12 new cases; 4,996 confirmed. 45 patients have died. (4,856 recoveries)

Curaçao: 72 new cases;  3,246 confirmed. Eight patients have died. (1,386 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: 18 new cases; 1,698 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (1,534 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: Six new cases; 1,161 confirmed. 26 patients have died. (1,041 recoveries)

St Martin: 84 new cases; 801 confirmed. 12 patients have died. (675 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: Five new cases; 761 confirmed. Six patients have died. (740 recoveries)

Bermuda: 10 new cases; 340 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (228 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: One new case; 291 confirmed. Two patient have died. (265 recoveries)

Barbados: One new case; 290 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (264 recoveries)

St Lucia: Five new cases; 270 confirmed. Three patients have died. (177 recoveries)

Saint-Barthélemy: 15 new cases; 162 confirmed. One patient has died. (127 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: No new cases; 146 confirmed. Four patients have died. (138 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: Three new cases; 90 confirmed. (80 recoveries)

Photo: Medical News Today

Dominica: No new cases; 85 confirmed. (72 recoveries)

Grenada: Two new cases; 43 confirmed. (41 recoveries)

St Kitts and Nevis: No new cases; 25 confirmed. (21 recoveries)

Anguilla: One new case; 10 confirmed. (Three recoveries)

Countries without active cases

British Virgin Islands: No active cases. (Previously confirmed 72 cases; one patient died)

Monserrat: No active cases. (Previously had 13 confirmed cases; one patient died)


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