CARIB | Nov 27, 2020

Tracking COVID: The Caribbean shy of 100,000 active cases amid new coronavirus spike

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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The Ministry of Public Health in the Dominican Republic—a Caribbean country with a spiralling COVID-19 outbreak—ramped up a testing and vaccination initiative on Friday (November 27). Members of the National Confederation of Transport Organizations (CONATRA) were tested for the coronavirus and given influenza shots in a heightened attempt to control the epidemic. More than 141,000 people have been confirmed infected in the Dominican Republic. (Photo: Facebook @SaludPublicaRD)

Despite achieving eight weeks of stability, a new spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases leaves the Caribbean in a precarious position heading into the usually busy Christmas period.

The gap between the region’s active and closed COVID-19 cases further shrank on Friday (November 27), with 22 of the 32 affected countries and territories reporting new cases within the last 24 hours.

As at 8:31 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT), collated data from respective health departments across the region have indicated a combined total of 286,555 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of that number, some 187,557 cases, or roughly 65.4  per cent, have officially been declared closed. There are currently 98,998 active cases regionally.

The encouraging figures were largely the result of patients across the Caribbean reporting a full recovery from the infectious disease (182,169 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 5,388.

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: 286,555
Deaths: 5,388
Recoveries: 182,169*
Active cases: 98,998

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

Dominican Republic: 855 new cases; 141,777 confirmed. 2,324 patients have died. (113,817 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 1,350 new cases; 49,226 confirmed. 1,076 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

French Guiana: 20 new cases; 11,158 confirmed. 70 patients have died. (9,995 recoveries)

Jamaica: 59 new cases; 10,600 confirmed. 250 patients have died. (5,829 recoveries)

Haiti: Eight new cases; 9,256 confirmed. 232 patients have died. (7,925 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: 119 new cases; 8,344 confirmed. 149 patients have died. (2,242 recoveries)

Cuba: 35 new cases; 8,110 confirmed. 133 patients have died. (7,525 recoveries)

The Bahamas: 13 new cases; 7,482 confirmed. 163 patients have died. (5,789 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: 16 new cases; 6,586 confirmed. 118 patients have died. (5,710 recoveries)

Belize: 92 new cases; 5,515 confirmed. 131 patients have died. (3,021 recoveries)

Martinique: 618 new cases; 5,314 confirmed. 37 patients have died. (124 recoveries)

Guyana: 34 new cases; 5,310 confirmed. 149 patients have died. (4,272 recoveries)

Suriname: Two new cases; 5,307 confirmed. 116 patients have died. (5,185 recoveries)

Aruba: 17 new cases; 4,808 confirmed. 45 patients have died. (4,648 recoveries)

Curaçao: 111 new cases;  2,157 confirmed. Three patients have died. (1,114 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: 14 new cases; 1,521 confirmed. 23 patients have died. (1,432 recoveries)

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

Sint Maarten: Five new cases; 1,041 confirmed. 25 patients have died. (928 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 746 confirmed. Six patients have died. (702 recoveries)

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

Barbados: Four new cases; 270 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (249 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: Three new cases; 269 confirmed. Two patient have died. (249 recoveries)

St Lucia: Eight new cases; 246 confirmed. Two patients have died. (109 recoveries)

Bermuda: One new case; 242 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (207 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: One new case; 141 confirmed. Four patients have died. (130 recoveries)

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

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

Dominica: No new cases; 77 confirmed. (63 recoveries)

Grenada: No new cases; 41 confirmed. (30 recoveries)

St Kitts and Nevis: No new cases; 22 confirmed. (19 recoveries)

Anguilla: No new cases; 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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