(CMR) As more countries across the English speaking Caribbean begin to relax COVID-19 measures and reopen to tourists, COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Interesting to note, the major tourist source market, for tourists travelling to the region, the United States, still has in effect a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
While countries in the English speaking Caribbean have seen marginal increases in COVID-19 cases, countries in the Spanish and French-speaking Caribbean have seen the most dramatic rise in cases.
Haiti, for instance, has well over 5,000 cases while neighbouring Dominican Republic has cases in double digits, with the country having reported well over 34,000 cases.
Today (July 6) CMR is sharing an update as it relates to coronavirus cases across the region.
Anguilla is one of nine countries in the region that have been deemed COVD-19 free. As of June 19. Anguilla’s classification was changed from “sporadic cases” to “no cases”. Anguilla previously had 3 cases of COVID-19.
Antigua and Barbuda
To date, Antigua and Barbuda has continued to record new COVID-19 cases. The island has a total of 68 confirmed cases.
To date, The Bahamas has continued to record new cases. The country has a total of 104 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
To date, Barbados continues to record new COVID-19 cases. The island has a total of 98 cases.
The British Virgin Islands
BVI currently has no active coronavirus cases. The country previously had 8 COVID-19 cases.
To date, the Cayman Islands continues to record new COVID-19 cases. The Island has a total of 201 confirmed coronavirus cases. The island has one of the highest recovery rates in the region, to date 198 patients have recovered.
To date, Dominica has no active cases of COVID-19. Dominica previously had 18 confirmed cases.
Like Anguilla, Grenada has no active cases of the coronavirus, it has also been declared COVID-19 free.
Guyana continues to record new cases of the coronavirus, most recently it recorded a whopping 16 new cases. To date, the country has recorded 272 cases. 120 people have made full recoveries, while 12 have died.
To date, Jamaica has continued to record new coronavirus cases. Most recently the country recorded four new cases all linked to recent travellers. The country has recorded 732 cases of COVID-19, 538 have recovered.
Montserrat has no active cases. The Island has been declared coronavirus free.
St Kitts and Nevis
To date the country continues to record new cases, the country has recorded 16 cases of the virus, only one person is yet to recover.
St Lucia was previously declared COVID-19 free, however, the country has continued to record new cases. To date, it has 3 active coronavirus cases.
Most recently Turks and Caicos recorded two new coronavirus cases. Of it's 47 confirmed cases only 11 recoveries have been reported, while two patients have died.
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago continues to record new coronavirus cases. To date, the country has 131 confirmed coronavirus cases. The twin-island republic has 16 active COVID-19 cases.