Several countries and territories in the Caribbean continued to report coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission through November 2020. According to data through Nov. 29 from the World Health Organization (WHO), the following countries and territories in the Caribbean have identified confirmed COVID-19 cases:
No active cases:
Montserrat: Last reported confirmed case: July 29
Anguilla: Last reported confirmed case: April 4
Cayman Islands: 274 cases**
Saint Lucia: 246 cases
Antigua and Barbuda: 141 cases
Saint-Barthelemy: 127 cases
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 85 cases
Grenada: 41 cases
Saint Kitts and Nevis: 22 cases
Clusters of cases:
Cuba: 8,173 cases*
Bahamas: 7,496 cases
Turks and Caicos Islands: 748 cases
Barbados: 270 cases*
Bermuda: 247 cases
Dominica: 85 cases**
British Virgin Islands: 72 cases
Dominican Republic: 142,653 cases*
Puerto Rico: 51,581 cases
Jamaica: 10,669 cases
Haiti: 9,264 cases
Guadeloupe: 8,344 cases
Trinidad and Tobago: 6,586 cases
Aruba: 4,791 cases
Martinique: 5,413 cases
Curacao: 2,046 cases
US Virgin Islands: 1,538 cases
Sint Maarten: 1,041 cases
Saint Martin: 690 cases
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba: 161 cases
*As of Nov. 29, these countries are reporting increases in the number of active cases.
Additional cases may be added to this list at any time, as disease surveillance and testing continues.
Additional cases may be added to this list at any time as disease surveillance and testing continues.
COVID-19 is a viral respiratory disease caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Human-to-human transmission does occur, primarily through respiratory droplets from infected individuals or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. Symptoms occur 1-14 days following exposure (average of 3-7 days). These symptoms typically include fever, fatigue, and dry cough; less common symptoms include headache, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, reddening of the eyes, skin rash, or discoloration of the fingers or toes. Symptoms may worsen to difficulty breathing, pneumonia, and organ failure - especially in those with underlying, chronic medical conditions. Some infected individuals display no symptoms.
Older individuals and people of any age with chronic medical conditions or compromised immunity should consider postponing nonessential travel, including domestic travel, and take special precautions to avoid becoming ill, especially where sustained community transmission of COVID-19 is ongoing. All individuals should monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning from travel.
Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.
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