COVID-19 Update-May 9

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks for the feedback, sharing of links and reports.

I have included today the Government Stringency Index from the site, Our World in Data, which some of you may have already explored. It is a composite measure of nine of the response metrics. The nine metrics are school closures, workplace closures, cancellation of public events, restrictions of public gatherings, closures of public transport, stay-at-home requirements, public information campaigns, restrictions on internal movements and international travel control. A higher score indicates a stricter government response. Attached is the note on the method of derivation.

Here is the table of our list of countries for which the calculation was done, ranked by highest first.

COVID-19 – Stringency Index: Our World in Data.

Dominican Republic98.02
Bermuda94.71
Guyana93.38
Trinidad and Tobago93.38
Aruba91.93
Barbados90.47
Dominica88.89
Jamaica85.31
Cuba83.07
Belize73.42

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 8th

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Please keep sharing with us any articles or links which might be particularly relevant to the Caribbean.

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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