COVID-19 Watch: British Virgin Islands now ‘coronavirus-free’; Caribbean infections pass 24,000

The UK-governed British Virgin Islands will be looking to put some urgency into plans to reopen as the Caribbean territory becomes the region’s ninth ‘coronavirus-free’ member. (Photo: The Culture Trip)

The British Virgin Islands, with the safe discharge of their last patient, has become the ninth Caribbean territory to bring active cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to zero.

What’s more, while 11 states have confirmed new COVID-19 cases, respective health departments in 12 countries have not.

As at 1:00 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Wednesday, May 27, a combined total of 24,254 coronavirus cases have been confirmed.

Of that caseload, 11,773 patients have completely recovered from the disease, while another 824 have succumbed to coronavirus-related complications.

The Caribbean’s other eight ‘coronavirus-free’ members are namely Trinidad, St Kitts, Dominica, Monserrat, Anguilla, Belize, St Lucia, and Saint-Barthélemy.

See the latest situational analysis on COVID-19 in the Caribbean below:

Dominican Republic: 191 new cases; 15,264 confirmed. 468 patients have died. (8,534 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 73 new cases; 3,324 confirmed. 129 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

Cuba: 11 new cases; 1,974 confirmed. 82 patients have died. (1,724 recoveries)

Haiti: 111 new cases; 1,174 confirmed. 33 patients have died. (22 recoveries)

Jamaica: Eight new cases; 564 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (267 recoveries)

French Guiana: 31 new cases; 384 confirmed. One patient has died. (146 recoveries)

Martinique: No new cases; 197 confirmed. 14 patients have died. (91 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: No new cases; 161 confirmed. 14 patients have died. (115 recoveries)

Guyana: Two new cases; 139 confirmed. 11 patients have died. (62 recoveries)

Bermuda: Six new cases; 139 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (91 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: Two new cases; 137 confirmed. One patient has died. (63 recoveries)

Aruba: No new cases; 101 confirmed. Three patients have died. (95 recoveries)

The Bahamas: No new cases; 100 confirmed. 11 patients have died. (46 recoveries)

Barbados: No new cases; 92 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (71 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: No new cases; 77 confirmed. 15 patients have died. (60 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: No new cases; 69 confirmed. Six patients have died. (61 recoveries)

St Martin: No new cases; 40 confirmed. Three patients have died. (33 recoveries)

Antigua and Barbuda: No new cases; 25 confirmed. Three patients have died. (19 recoveries)

Grenada: One new case; 23 confirmed. (18 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: No new cases; 18 confirmed. (14 recoveries)

Curaçao: One new case; 18 confirmed. One patient has died. (14 recoveries)

Turks & Caicos Islands: No new cases; 12 confirmed. One patient has died. (10 recoveries)

Suriname: No new cases; 11 confirmed. One patient has died. (Nine recoveries)

Countries without active cases

British Virgin Islands: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously has eight confirmed cases, one patient died)

Trinidad and Tobago: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had 116 confirmed cases, eight patients died)

St Kitts and Nevis: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had 15 confirmed cases)

Dominica: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had 16 confirmed cases)

Monserrat: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously has 11 confirmed cases, one patient died)

St Lucia: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had 18 confirmed cases)

Belize: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had 18 confirmed cases, two patients died)

Saint-Barthélemy: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had six confirmed cases)

Anguilla: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had three confirmed cases)