The COVID-19 death toll in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member/associate member states has reached 100, according to statistics posted on CARICOM’s website last evening.
In the 20 countries, there are a total of 2,930 confirmed cases, 1,920 active cases, 910 recoveries and 100 deaths.
Leading the way is Haiti with 1,443 cases, inclusive of 35 deaths and 22 recoveries; there are 1,386 active cases in the French- speaking country which has a population of nearly 11 million.
Guyana has 150 confirmed cases, inclusive of 11 deaths and 67 recoveries; there are still 72 active cases of the deadly virus in the country that has a population of just over 700,000.
With a population of three million, Jamaica has recorded 575 cases of COVID-19- this includes nine deaths and 289 recoveries. It still has 277 active cases.
Other countries in which confirmed cases have surpassed 100 are Cayman Islands with 134; Bermuda, 133; Trinidad and Tobago with 116 and The Bahamas, 102.
These countries have recorded no deaths from COVID-19: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Anguilla.
The following countries have no active cases of the COVID-19: Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, Belize and Dominica.
Globally, the statistics, as of yesterday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) were as follows: 5, 593 631 cases with 353, 334 deaths.
In the Region of the Americas, the total number of cases are 2, 556 479 with 148, 412 deaths.
Earlier this week, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne noted that the region of the Americas have become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Particularly, she said that it is of grave concern that the number of new cases reported for the previous week in Brazil was the highest for a seven-day period, since the outbreak began.
As of yesterday, Brazil recorded 468,338 cases of COVID-19. This number includes 27, 944 deaths and 193,181 recoveries.
Dr. Etienne had also disclosed that both Peru and Chile are also reporting a high incidence.