COVID-19 Update-April 18

Dear Colleagues,

Please note that I have added other countries in the region that may be of interest to our members.

Here is the current situation in the Caribbean:

CountryTotal CasesInfectedDeathsRecoveredDate of 1st reported case
World2,276,5471,537,807156,141582,5998th December
Jamaica16313352510th March
Bahamas53398615th March
Trinidad & Tobago1148682012th March
Barbados755551517th March
Suriname1031613th March
Curacao14311013th March
Belize18162022nd March
Guyana63486918th March
Haiti44413019th March
Bermuda834353518th March
Cayman Islands61531712th March
Covid-19 statistics as at April 17th 2020


Jamaica is the only country to have had new cases; an increase of 20 cases again related primarily to the single call centre.

Here are some links that are very interesting:

Monitoring mortality in England & Wales

The Mortality Projections Committee released its first weekly monitoring report, for week 14 (ending on 3 April 2020), on 14 April. The results are striking:

  • Mortality in week 14 of 2020 was nearly 60% higher than if mortality rates were the same as week 14 of 2019.
  • The increase in deaths was considerably higher than the number of deaths that note COVID-19 on the death certificate.
  • There may have been over 25,000 more deaths by 13 April 2020 than if mortality rates were the same as in 2019; with almost all of the difference in the past month.”

I remind members that both the SOA and the IFOA have a lot of current information that is both helpful and interesting. These and others are linked on our website’s Resources page.

Feedback welcome.

Thank you.

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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