The Caribbean now has a total of 8 deaths from COVID-19.

The number of coronavirus cases in the Caribbean jumped to 276 over the weekend, as the Dominican Republic reported it now has 72 cases of COVID-19.

According to a news report posted on News Americas Now, the Dominican Republic added 38 cases alone Friday to its tally, though its death toll remains at 2.

The French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe now has 45 cases as it added 12 new cases Friday. Martinique’s total is now at 32 after it reported nine new cases. Authorities there say they also have 1 death to date.

Cuba’s confirmed cases jumped Friday as well to 21 but its death tally stayed at one. 

Here’s the count for other countries confirming COVID-19 cases to date:

  • Jamaica – 19 plus one death
  • Guyana – 15 plus one death
  • French Guiana – 15
  • Puerto Rico – 14
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 50
  • Barbados – 6
  • Aruba – 5
  • Bahamas – 4
  • Suriname – 4
  • Saint Martin – 4
  • Cayman Islands – 3 plus 1 death
  • Curacao – 3 plus one death
  • USVI – 3
  • St. Barths – 3
  • Bermuda – 2
  • Haiti – 2
  • St. Lucia – 2
  • Antigua & Barbuda – 1
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 1
  • Montserrat – 1
  • Sint Maarten – 1

As of Sunday 22 March, the only coronavirus free nations in the Caribbean currently are Belize, Grenada, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla and The British Virgin Islands.