Coronavirus Infections Increasing Rapidly In The Caribbean


On March 20th, 2020 the number of infected persons in the Caribbean was 220.  At of 12:00 noon on March 24th, 2020 that number has grown to 719. As of 2:45pm on Wednesday 25th , 2020 the infected population was 826. As of Thursday 26th, the number of infected persons is 982. As at Tuesday, March 31 at 1:00 pm the number of infected has grown to 2,158.

Country Total Infected
Dominican Republic 1,109
Guadelope 106
Martinique 119
Trinidad & Tobago 85
Cuba 186
Puerto Rico 174
French Guiana 43
Jamaica 36
Guyana 8
Barbados 34
US Virgin Islands 30
Aruba 50
Haiti 15
Suriname 8
Bermuda 27
Cayman Islands 12
Curacao 12
The Bahamas 14
British Virgin Islands 3
Anguilla 2
Saint-Barthelemy 6
St Lucia 9
Antigua & Barbuda 7
Dominica 12
St Martin 15
Saint Maartin 6
Belize 3
Grenada 9
Monserrat 6
St Vincent & the Grenadines 1
Turks & Caicos 5
St Kitts & Nevis 8
Total 2,158

The Muslim Communities in the region are taking steps to fulfill their social and civic duties.  Congregational prayer and events have been cancelled and most mosques are closed in the various Muslim communities.  The leadership of the communities took rapid action to heed the impact of COVID-19 by ceasing the weekly communal sermon and prayer held on Fridays (Jumu’ah).  

There is increasing concern that the annual month of fasting, Ramadan (which is tentatively set to begin on April 24th), with its nightly congregational prayer will be adversely impacted. The situation is being monitored and appropriate actions (as mandated by public health authorities) would be put into place.