Belize’s COVID-19 Cases Still Among Lowest in Caribbean

by McNab Editorial Team

With 39 active COVID-19 cases as of August 5, 2020, Belize still falls within the lower half of the Caribbean’s case numbers and 15th lowest number of cases overall in the English-speaking Caribbean. An analysis of certified COVID-19 figures from 34 Caribbean countries showed that The Bahamas has the most active cases in the English-speaking Caribbean (610), followed by Guyana with 289; Jamaica, 163; then Turks and Caicos Islands with 76. The five other non-English speaking Caribbean countries have more active cases than Turks and Caicos Islands. Those countries are Dominican Republic, 29, 704 active cases; Puerto Rico, 11,926; Haiti, 2,918; Suriname, 437; and Martinique, 149. With two deaths from COVID-19, Belize is among the Caribbean countries with the least number of fatalities from the virus, and has no cases in critical condition.

COVID-19 Case Numbers in the Caribbean

In terms of overall COVID-19 cases in the English-speaking Caribbean, Suriname has the most (1,981), followed by Jamaica with 920; The Bahamas, 715; and Guyana with 497. The Dominican Republic has the most COVID-19 cases in the entire Caribbean, 75, 660, followed by Puerto Rico with 7, 684; Haiti with 7,532. As at August 5, 2020, there are three countries in the Caribbean with no active cases: Cayman Islands, Dominica, and Anguilla.

The analysis also showed that Belize has one of the lowest number of cases per capita in the Caribbean, with an average of 19 cases out of every 100,000 persons.

Caribbean COVID-19 case figures sourced from www.LoopNews.com and www.worldometers.info.

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