Covid-19 in the Caribbean

Covid-19 in the Caribbean

Situation update, as of 19th January 2021:

A resurgence of Covid-19 contaminations has been observed in Barbados and Cuba where clusters of cases have been identified in recent days.  In Cuba, new restrictions have been decided, especially in the capital Havana, which has closed its schools, as well as bars and restaurants. Officials in Barbados have extended the nationwide curfew until at least Jan. 31 as part of the country’s effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Only essential services are permitted outside during the curfew hours.

Another concern is related to the risk of spreading more contagious variant strains of SARS-CoV-2. Given this risk, the political authorities of Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana have decided to strengthen health security by reducing cross-border flows and implementing strict control of arrivals in these territories from Monday, January 18, 2021. At the same time, logistics are being put in place to ensure vaccination.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines to address the pandemic, especially for frontline workers and vulnerable populations. CARPHA, PAHO and the EU partner to guarantee equitable access to more than 1M doses of anticipated COVID-19 Vaccine and have secured down payments to purchase the doses of the expected COVID-19 vaccine(s) for Caribbean Member States.

Countries/
Territories
Cases
16 December
Cases
19 January
Deaths
16 December
Deaths
19 January
Population
Dominican Republic 155 797 194 966 2 377 2 449 10 630 000
Puerto Rico 107 158 142 340 1 272 1 642 3 193 000
Cuba 9 588 18 443 137 173 11 340 000
French Guiana 11 906 15 055 71 76 283 450
Jamaica 11 875 14 274 276 326 2 956 242
Haïti 9 597 10 907 234 240 11 120 000
Guadeloupe 8 524 8 886 154 154 376 879
Bahamas 7 698 8 067 164 175 392 244
Suriname 5 381 7 624 117 145 586 206
Trinidad & Tobago 6 900 7 399 123 132 1 399 448
Guyana 5 973 6 931 156 170 788 095
Martinique 5 575 6 263 42 44 372 594
Sint Maarten 1 269 1 669 26 27 40 654
Barbados 297 1 095 7 7 287 730
Saint-Martin 801 1 076 12 12 37 264
Sainte Lucia 278 621 4 8 181 889
St Vincent and the Grenadines 98 540 0 2 110 210
Saint- Barthelemy 162 251 1 1 9 131
Antigua & Barbuda 148 189 5 6 96 000
Grenada 85 139 0 1 111 454
Dominica 88 110 0 0 71 625
Saint Kitts & Nevis 28 35 0 0 52 441
Montserrat 13 13 1 1 5 900

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