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:
|Antigua & Barbuda||1,258||98,728|
|Puerto Rico||172,000||2,828, 246|
|St. Kitts and Nevis||64||54,166|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines||2,006||111,269|
|Trinidad and Tobago||21,461||1,403,374|
|Turks & Caicos||2,409||57,022|
|British Virgin Islands||248||38,172|
|Caribbean Netherland Antilles||1,610||304,759|