I’ll be publishing a weekly snapshot showing the reported number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the Caribbean. The April 3 snapshot can be found here.
Things to note:
- I define the Caribbean as member and associate member states of CARICOM.
- The focus is on reported confirmed cases only. However, the number of confirmed cases do not represent all cases, just the ones that were reported and tested positive. Furthermore, testing rules and availability may vary by country.
- There are three data sources that I use: World Health Organization Daily Situation Reports, John Hopkins COVID-19 Map, and Loop News COVID-19 Map/Table.
- The above sources are checked every Friday night – between 10 PM and 12 AM – with data being keyed into an Excel spreadsheet.
- Charts are created for WHO Sit Rep Data only.
- Additional information on COVID-19, with an emphasis on the Caribbean, can be found on covid19.caribbeansignal.com.
Figure 1 Below: Number of Reported Confirmed COVID 19 Cases across CARICOM by Country (Based on WHO Sit Reports: #53, 60, 67, 74 and 81). Click image below for larger version.
Figure 2 Below: Total Number of Reported Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for CARICOM (Based on WHO Sit Rep Reports #53, 60, 67, 74 and 81).
NOTE: WHO Sit Rep #53 – March 13 – showed data for 3 CARICOM countries with one confirmed case in each: Guyana, Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. As such, the number of cases were most likely under-reported.
Table 1 Below: Snapshot of Reported Cases by CARICOM Country as at April 10 2020 (WHO Sit Reports, Loop News and John Hopkins CSSE
Table 2 Below: April 3 vs April 10 % Change, WHO Situational Reports
Table 3 Below: April 3 vs April 10 % Change, John Hopkins CSSE COVID-19 Map
Table 4 Below: April 3 vs April 10 % Change, Loop News COVID-19 Table