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CORRECTED: COVID-19 Cases: Caribbean Countries With The Biggest Weekly Percentage Increases
Grenada, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico See Biggest Jumps
This post is corrected to reflect the number of countries/islands in our dataset.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, 18º North looks at the countries in the Caribbean recording the biggest weekly percentage increases in their coronavirus counts.
The percentage increases are not useful for comparing countries, but rather just to illustrate how each nation’s numbers have changed week-on-week. (Please see Editor’s Notes below.)
The period covered for this analysis is as of 12:30PM EST on both days between March 26 and April 2, 2020. As a result, numbers updated later in the afternoon or evening of April 2 will not be reflected in the data.
Here are the findings….
Grenada, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico had the biggest weekly percentage increases in the number of reported positive COVID-19 cases, with jumps of 900% (from 1 to 10 cases), 500% (from 3 to 18), and 386% (from 65 to 316), respectively, during March 26 – April 2, 2020.
26 of the 42 countries or islands in our dataset have seen the number of cases this week double or more than double compared to last week.
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