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COVID-19 In Caribbean: Dominican Republic Leads With 4,126 Cases, 200 Deaths

SANTO DOMINGO — The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is back on an uptick in the last few days despite showing slight signs of slowing this week.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 across the region had increased to 7,432, with Saba reporting its first cases this week and Puerto Rico, Cuba and Jamaica showing an alarming increase.

Puerto Rico added 69 cases Thursday, an over seven-percentage-point jump from the previous day to end at 1,043.

Cuba added 48 new cases yesterday alone, increasing by over 5 percent from Wednesday; while Jamaica added 18 new cases to bring its total to 143 yesterday.

The Dominican Republic, however, continues to lead the region by far with the most number of cases as added 141 cases Thursday to reach an all-time high to date of 3,755. It was an almost four percent increase from the previous day.

The death toll across the region is now at 350 as of press time last night, an increase from 238 last Thursday night.

Here’s where the region stacks up as of last night in terms of cases and deaths:

Dominican Republic – 4.126 cases and 200 deaths

Puerto Rico – 1,043 cases and 56 deaths

Cuba – 862 cases and 27 deaths

Martinique – 158 cases and 8 deaths

Guadeloupe – 145 cases and 8 deaths

Jamaica – 143 cases and 5 deaths

Trinidad and Tobago – 114 plus 8 deaths

Aruba – 95 plus two deaths

French Guiana – 86

Bermuda – 81 and 5 deaths

Barbados – 75 and 5 deaths

Cayman Islands – 61 plus one death

Sint Maarten – 57 plus 9 deaths

U.S. Virgin Islands – 51 plus 2 deaths

Guyana – 55 plus 6 deaths

Bahamas – 53 plus 8 deaths

Haiti – 41 plus 3 deaths

St. Martin – 35 plus 2 deaths

Antigua & Barbuda – 23 plus 3 deaths

Belize – 18 plus 2 deaths

Dominica – 16

St. Lucia – 15

Curacao – 14 plus one death

Grenada – 14

Saint Kitts & Nevis – 14

Vincent and the Grenadines – 12

Montserrat – 11

Turks & Caicos – 11 plus 1 death

Suriname – 10 plus one death

St. Barth – 6

British Virgin Islands – 3

Anguilla – 3

Sint Eustatius and Saba – 3

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