These Caribbean Nations Are Seeing An Uptick In COVID-19 Cases

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As Cuba like some Caribbean nations see an uptick in new cases, a Cuban woman picks carambola fruits, also known as starfruit, at a sidewalk sales point on December 26, 2020 in Quivican, province of Mayabeque, in Cuba. People prepare for end of year meals at home as Cuba fights the outbreak of the pandemic. (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images)
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By News Americas Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 28, 2020: Three Caribbean nations have seen a triple digit uptick in COVID-19 cases, as region wide, the number of cases neared 390,000.

The Dominican Republic added another 824 cases in the past two days to reach 166,764 cases but its death toll remained at 2,404.

Cuba added 167 new cases to 11,205 as its death toll increased by 1 to reach 142 as the Caribbean Communist country continued to see a new spike in cases. This has prompted Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health to insists that starting January 10, 2021, “all international travelers to Cuba must have a PCR-RT negative result certification for SARS Cov-2.” The test must be taken within 72 hours before travel at an accredited testing center in the country of origin.

And Haiti added 142 new cases to reach 9,947 as its death toll also increased by 1 to reach 235.

Elsewhere, Belize added 71 new cases to reach 10,561 as its death toll increased by five to reach 233.

The Bahamas added 46 new cases to reach 7,834 as its death tally jumped by 1 to reach 170.

Suriname added 40 new cases to reach 5,978 while Jamaica added 39 new cases 12,723 as its death total increased by 1 to reach 295.

Aruba up ticked by 18 to reach 5,305 cases while Trinidad and Tobago added 8 new cases to reach 7,112.

The Turks & Caicos reached 849 cases after adding 5 new cases while Barbados’ case total climbed to 356 after it added 4 new cases.  Curacao also saw its case load increase by 4 to 4,144 as did Guyana which now has 6,293. The death toll in the South American CARICOM nation also climbed to 164 after it reported 2 more deaths.

Saint Kitts and Nevis reported 2 new cases to reach 32 while St. Vincent and the Grenadines increased by 1 new case to reach 109.