Has the Caribbean Crossed 1Million COVID-19 Infections?

Has the Caribbean Crossed 1Million COVID-19 Infections?

Caribbean countries, along with Latin American nations, according to PAHO’s COVID-19 data, the infection rates from the deadly coronavirus appear to be severe. However, a News Americas analysis of total infection rates across the region shows a different fate.

While some international reports have stated that the Caribbean has crossed the 1 million infections mark…Upon closer inspection, the Caribbean still does not have 1 million COVID-19 infections. In fact, the numbers as of Thursday showed the total to be 946,448. Of that number, The Dominican Republic accounts for more than half.

Here’s how it stacked up regionally as of May 27, 2021, compared to the population as well in each country:

COUNTRY Total Infections Population
Anguilla 109 18,224
Antigua & Barbuda 1,258 98,728
Aruba 10,951 107,195
Bahamas 11,622 396,194
Barbados 4,004 287,708
Belize 12,784 404, 195
Bermuda 2,491 72,009
Cayman Islands 581 63,103
Curacao 12,271 164,796
Dominica 184 74,321
Dominican Republic 288,034 10,953,714
French Guiana 23,380 306,450
Grenada 169 113,015
Guyana 16,556   790,329
Jamaica 48,180 2,973,462
Montserrat 20 5,404
Puerto Rico 172,000 2,828, 246
Sint Maarten 2,394 44,418
St. Kitts and Nevis 64 54,166
St. Lucia 4,980 184,401
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2,006 111,269
Suriname 13,720 591,798
Trinidad and Tobago 21,461 1,403,374
Turks & Caicos 2,409 57,022
British Virgin Islands    248 38,172
Guadeloupe 16,530 400,013
Martinique 11,960 374,743
St. Barths 1,005 9,131
Caribbean Netherland Antilles 1,610 304,759
Saint Martin 1,915 38,002
Haiti 14,037 11.26 million
Cuba 137,730 11,326,616
USVI 3,383 104,425

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