Caribbean Region Shows Promise in Flattening Curve, says News America Now
With economists from the World Bank, IMF and IDB forecasting a gloomy economic future for the Caribbean region, there seemed to be some good news on Tuesday, April 14th. In total, the number of COVID-19 cases in most regional Caribbean countries stayed steady, even though an uptick continued in 7 countries.
On Tuesday, most countries reported no new cases or deaths; except for the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados, Sint Maarten, and St. Kitts and Nevis. This analysis comes courtesy of News America Now. Those reporting no new cases were: Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, French Guiana, Bermuda, Bahamas, Guyana, Saint Martin, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Dominica. Also in that list: St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, Suriname, Turks & Caicos, St. Barth, BVI, Anguilla, and Sint Eustacius.
The Caribbean Region’s COVID-19 Curve
In contrast, the Dominican Republic continued to build on its confirmed cases, reaching 3,614 Tuesday, up by 328. It’s death total also increased by 6 to reach 189 as the island nation continued to be the epicenter of the virus in the Caribbean region. Puerto Rico also saw its numbers increase to 923, up by 20. But there was some additional light at the end of the tunnel as their number of deaths remained at 45.
Cuba also saw an uptick on Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases increased by 40, to reach 766. But like Puerto Rico, the Communist nation also saw no new deaths as the number of the dead remained at 21 – another good sign that perhaps the curve is leveling off for the Caribbean as well.
Updates by the Numbers
Jamaica saw its total virus caseload increase to 105 as it added a whopping 32 new cases within 24 hours – more than any other English-speaking nation. Its death tally is currently at 5, with one new death.
St. Kitts and Nevis reported two new cases Tuesday as did Sint Maarten, while Barbados reported one new case, an 84-year-old Barbadian woman, who had contact with a known case who travelled abroad.
Below, you’ll find the Caribbean countries that remained without no new cases or deaths Tuesday. Additionally, these figures have been updated as of 12:00 pm (GMT-6) on April 15th, 2020:
- Martinique – 158 cases with 8 deaths
- Guadeloupe – 145 cases with 8 deaths
- Trinidad and Tobago – 114 with 8 deaths
- Aruba – 93 with 1 death
- French Guiana – 86 cases
- Bermuda – 57 and 5 deaths
- US Virgin Islands – 51 and 1 death
- Cayman Islands – 54 and 1 death
- Bahamas – 49 and 8 deaths
- Guyana – 48 and 6 deaths
- Haiti – 41 and 3 deaths
- St. Martin – 35 and 2 deaths
- Antigua & Barbuda – 23 and 2 deaths
- Dominica – 16
- St. Lucia – 15
- Belize – 18 and 2 deaths
- Curacao – 14 and 1 death
- Grenada – 14
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 12
- Montserrat – 11
- Turks & Caicos – 10 and 1 death
- Suriname – 10 and 1 death
- St. Barth – 6
- British Virgin Islands – 3
- Anguilla – 3
- Sint Eustatius – 3