As of September 26, 2020, a total of 3,719 people have died due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Caribbean including CARICOM member-countries. The country with the highest number was Dominican Republic, which reported more than 2,093 deaths. Puerto Rico ranked second in number of deaths, with 642 deceased followed by Haiti and Cuba with 227 and 120 accumulated deaths, respectively.
The Bahamas has reported 115 deaths with only 89 of this number COVID-19 related deaths. Thirteen of the Bahamas deaths are classified as non-COVID-19 related while another 13 is classified as under investigation. All 115 of the Bahamas accumulated deaths are however subtracted from the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in the country.
The daily number of deaths have been increasing in Jamaica. Eight new deaths were reported on Saturday which brings the total to 88 in Jamaica.
The mortality rate of positive cases reported in the Caribbean is currently 1.79% affecting affecting 25 of the 34 countries and territories tracking. Anguilla, Grenada, Dominica, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines have reported zero deaths since the pandemic commenced in the Caribbean on 1 March 2019. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please review the Caribbean Daily COVID-19 chart.