COVID-19 Update-April 16

Dear Colleagues,

We are putting together the means to monitor COVID-19 in our region. We will filter information from various sources worldwide and share what we believe to be informative to dispel some of the “fake news”.

In addition, Eckler Ltd. and other firms have agreed to share their reports on COVID-19 with the CAA. These will be shared here.

Here is the current situation in the Caribbean:

CountryTotal CasesInfectedDeathsRecoveredDate of 1st reported case
World2,255,9961,446,879141,150526,8178th December
Jamaica1259952110th March
Bahamas53398615th March
Trinidad & Tobago1148682012th March
Barbados755551517th March
Suriname1031613th March
Curacao14311013th March
Covid-19 statistics as at April 15th 2020


Jamaica has had an increase of 52 cases over the last 2 days. These have been mostly attributed to a single call centre. As a result, the entire parish of St. Catherine is on lockdown for 7 days. Testing is now at 90 per day to increase to 150 per day by end of the week.

Many of the cases in Trinidad were persons from a cruise.

These two experiences stress the need for social distancing and sanitisation of our spaces.

Testing continues to be a challenge for the region. China has been recalling testing kits deemed faulty and the United States has, in some cases, blocked the export of personal protective equipment, citing their Defense Production Act.

Any escalation of cases would seriously impact our already  strained medical facilities and staff.

We are putting together a history of measures taken and would share that soon.

Additional resources may be found on our website at


Shubhash Gosine

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

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