COVID-19 Watch: Recoveries surge past 5,100 in the Caribbean; 710 dead

Political map of the Caribbean (Photo: Geology.com)

Five Caribbean islands could soon have no active cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the regional tally of infection-free territories to nine.

As at 2:04 pm Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) on Monday, May 11, health departments across the region have confirmed some 16,613 cases of COVID-19, with 710 persons dying after contracting the illness.

In the meantime, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Curaçao, Dominica will be keen to join Anguilla, Belize, Saint-Barthélemy and Suriname provided no new infections arise as the Caribbean records 5,102 recoveries to date.

For more on the Caribbean COVID-19 situation, see BUZZ’s breakdown below:

Dominican Republic: 465 new cases; 10,347 confirmed. 388 patients have died. (2,763 patients have recovered)

Puerto Rico: 58 new cases; 2,256 confirmed. 113 patients have died. (*No information available on recoveries)

Cuba: 12 new cases; 1,766 confirmed. 77 patients have died. (1,193 recoveries)

Jamaica: Four new cases; 502 confirmed. Nine patients have died. (90 recoveries)

Martinique: One new case; 187 confirmed. 14 patients have died. (90 recoveries)

Haiti: 31 new cases; 182 confirmed. 15 patients have died. (17 recoveries)

Guadeloupe: No new cases; 154 confirmed. 13 patients have died. (104 recoveries)

French Guiana: No new cases; 144 confirmed. One patient has died. (122 recoveries)

Bermuda: No new cases; 118 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (64 recoveries)

Trinidad and Tobago: No new cases; 116 confirmed. Eight patients have died. (107 recoveries)

Guyana: Seven new cases; 104 confirmed. 10 patients have died. (35 recoveries)

Aruba: No new cases; 101 confirmed. Three patients have died. (89 recoveries)

The Bahamas: No new cases; 92 confirmed. 11 patients have died. (37 recoveries)

Barbados: Two new cases; 84 confirmed. Seven patients have died. (57 recoveries)

Cayman Islands: One new case; 81 confirmed. One patient has died. (41 recoveries)

Sint Maarten: No new cases; 76 confirmed. 15 patients have died. (46 recoveries)

US Virgin Islands: No new cases; 69 confirmed. Five patients have died. (60 recoveries)

St Martin: No new cases; 39 confirmed. Three patients have died. (30 recoveries)

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

Grenada: No new cases; 21 confirmed. (13 recoveries)

St Lucia: No new cases; 18 confirmed. (17 recoveries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines: No new cases; 17 confirmed. (Nine recoveries)

Dominica: No new cases; 16 confirmed. (15 recoveries)

Curaçao: No new cases; 16 confirmed. One patient has died. (14 recoveries)

St Kitts and Nevis: No new cases; 15 confirmed. (14 recoveries)

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

Monserrat: No new cases; 11 confirmed. One patient has died. (Eight recoveries)

British Virgin Islands: No new cases; seven confirmed. One patient has died. (Four recoveries)

Countries without active cases

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

Suriname: No active cases; COVID-19 free. (Previously had 10 confirmed cases, one patient 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)