By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. April 6, 2020: As the number of coronavirus cases in the Caribbean past 3,000 Sunday night and the death toll also continued to uptick, one Caribbean island is showing more recoveries from the virus than any other in the region.
The U.S. Virgin Islands, which has reported 42 cases to date, has also reported that 34 of those cases have recovered from the virus. That is significantly good news at a time when other islands in the region are showing very sparse recovery rates compared to the infection rate.
According to the 91-DIVOC web project, which collates CDC data, the U.S. Virgin Islands also has the lowest rate of spread of any U.S. state or territory, after controlling for population size.
So far, the Islands’ Department of Health said it has tested 266 people. Twenty-eight are positive on St. Thomas, 12 on St. Croix and two on St. John. On Friday, Governor Albert Bryan said three people were hospitalized territory-wide, with two on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix.
“All of these patients are in stable condition and none of them are using ventilators at this time,” Mr. Bryan said at the time.
Regionally, there are now nearly 150 deaths in the region. The Dominican Republic now has 82 deaths alone, reporting five new deaths Sunday. Puerto Rico has the second most deaths in the region with 20.
Cuba has 8 deaths while Guadeloupe has reported 7 as does Trinidad and Tobago.
The Bahamas’ death toll is now at 5 while Martinique has reported 4 as has Sint Maarten and Guyana.
Jamaica has three deaths to date while St. Martin has two. Barbados, The Cayman Islands, Haiti, Suriname, Curacao, The USVI and The Turks & Caicos now all have one death, respectively.
REGIONAL CONFIRMED CASES
Across the Caribbean, there have been now 3,029 confirmed cases as of last night. The Dominican Republic also continues to lead the region with 1,745 cases. Of that number, only 17 have recovered.
Here’s where the other countries stack up:
Cuba – 320 with 15 recovered
Martinique – 149 with 50 recovered
Guadeloupe – 135 with 31 recovered
Puerto Rico – 475 with 0 recovered
Trinidad and Tobago – 104 with one recovered
French Guiana – 68 with 27 recovered.
Aruba – 64 with 1 recovered
Jamaica – 58 with 8 recovered
Barbados – 56 with 6 recovered
Cayman Islands – 39 with1 recovered
Bermuda – 37 with 14 recovered
Saint Martin – 32 with 7 recovered
Bahamas – 29 with 4 recovered
Sint Maarten – 25 with 1 recovered
Guyana – 24 with 0 recovered
Haiti – 21 with 1 recovered
Antigua & Barbuda – 15 with 0 recovered
St. Lucia – 14 with 1 recovered
Dominica – 14 with 0 recovered
Grenada – 12 with 0 recovered
Curacao – 11 with 5 recovered
Suriname – 10 with 0 recovered
St. Kitts & Nevis – 10 with 0 recovered
St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 7 with one recovered
St. Barth – 6 with one recovered
Montserrat – 6 with 0 recovered
Turks & Caicos – 5 with zero recovered
Belize – 3 with 0 recovered
British Virgin Islands – 3 with 0 recovered
Anguilla – 3 with 0 recovered
Sint Eustatius – 2 with 0 recovered
Globally, 261,485 people have recovered from the coronavirus while 69,418 have died.