This Caribbean Country Now Has Over 8,000 COVID-19 Cases

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News Americas, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. May 5, 2020: There are now over 8,000 coronavirus cases in a single Caribbean country, which saw a whopping 281 new cases Monday.

The Dominican Republic reached 8,235 cases yesterday as its death tally climbed by another 13 to 346.

According to the local representative of the Pan American Health Organization, Alma Morales, the record of new cases is due to the increase in the proportion of tests carried out in recent days.

Since the first day of the quarantine on March 20th, the DR has seen a constant uptick in cases to make it the epicenter of the virus in the Caribbean region.

While most other countries in the region are flattening the curve, the Spanish Caribbean island continues to uptick daily.  There are now 6,118 active cases with 144 critical.

Only 1,771 have recovered to date. Minister of Health Rafael Sánchez Cárdena disclosed 1,507 people are in hospital isolation, 4,611 in-home isolation. Of the hospitalized, 132 are in the Intensive Care Unit; 42.42% in centers of Greater Santo Domingo, and 40.15% in Santiago.

Some 54 percent or 4,415 of the confirmed cases are men. The median age of the cases is 42 years. Over 80 percent or 6,630 of the cases are concentrated in 12 municipalities. Many are in La Vega.

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This Caribbean Country Now Has Over 8,000 COVID-19 Cases

Caribbean News, Latin America News:

News Americas, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. May 5, 2020: There are now over 8,000 coronavirus cases in a single Caribbean country, which saw a whopping 281 new cases Monday.

The Dominican Republic reached 8,235 cases yesterday as its death tally climbed by another 13 to 346.

According to the local representative of the Pan American Health Organization, Alma Morales, the record of new cases is due to the increase in the proportion of tests carried out in recent days.

Since the first day of the quarantine on March 20th, the DR has seen a constant uptick in cases to make it the epicenter of the virus in the Caribbean region.

While most other countries in the region are flattening the curve, the Spanish Caribbean island continues to uptick daily.  There are now 6,118 active cases with 144 critical.

Only 1,771 have recovered to date. Minister of Health Rafael Sánchez Cárdena disclosed 1,507 people are in hospital isolation, 4,611 in-home isolation. Of the hospitalized, 132 are in the Intensive Care Unit; 42.42% in centers of Greater Santo Domingo, and 40.15% in Santiago.

Some 54 percent or 4,415 of the confirmed cases are men. The median age of the cases is 42 years. Over 80 percent or 6,630 of the cases are concentrated in 12 municipalities. Many are in La Vega.

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Deaths From COVID-19 Three Times Higher Among Black Caribbeans In Britain Than Whites

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2020: Per capita deaths from COVID-19 in Britain for black Caribbean people was three times that for British citizens who are white, a new study claims.

The UK’s Institute for Fiscal Studies said found that per capita deaths among black groups was double that of the population overall, especially in Caribbean immigrant populations living in London and Birmingham.

This was blamed on many older black Caribbeans over 60, who have underlying health conditions – which are likely to increase their mortality risk from COVID-19. 

The IFC also found that Black African and black Caribbean men are both 50% more likely than white British men to be in shut-down sectors. And they are more likely to be impacted since black Caribbeans have the most limited savings to provide a financial buffer if laid off. Only around 30% live in households with enough to cover one month of income. In contrast, nearly 60% of the rest of the population have enough savings to cover one month’s income.

This was attributed to the fact that the share of black Caribbeans who single parents with dependent children are is particularly high, and is especially vulnerable to any loss of income, due to absence of a within-household buffer. In the context of disruption to schools and childcare facilities, even without loss of work, lone-parent families may struggle to balance work and care.

The report comes as data in the US has also shown blacks, including Caribbean immigrants,  are more likely to die from COVID-19, highlighting longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care here as well.

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Deaths From COVID-19 Three Times Higher Among Black Caribbeans In Britain Than Whites

Caribbean News, Latin America News:

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2020: Per capita deaths from COVID-19 in Britain for black Caribbean people was three times that for British citizens who are white, a new study claims.

The UK’s Institute for Fiscal Studies said found that per capita deaths among black groups was double that of the population overall, especially in Caribbean immigrant populations living in London and Birmingham.

This was blamed on many older black Caribbeans over 60, who have underlying health conditions – which are likely to increase their mortality risk from COVID-19. 

The IFC also found that Black African and black Caribbean men are both 50% more likely than white British men to be in shut-down sectors. And they are more likely to be impacted since black Caribbeans have the most limited savings to provide a financial buffer if laid off. Only around 30% live in households with enough to cover one month of income. In contrast, nearly 60% of the rest of the population have enough savings to cover one month’s income.

This was attributed to the fact that the share of black Caribbeans who single parents with dependent children are is particularly high, and is especially vulnerable to any loss of income, due to absence of a within-household buffer. In the context of disruption to schools and childcare facilities, even without loss of work, lone-parent families may struggle to balance work and care.

The report comes as data in the US has also shown blacks, including Caribbean immigrants,  are more likely to die from COVID-19, highlighting longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care here as well.

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This Latin American Country Registers 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases In One Day

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Tues. May 5, 2020 (Reuters) – One Latin America country registered over 4,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus in one day Monday.

There were 4,075 new cases of the virus in Brazil yesterday and 263 deaths over a 24 hour-period, the health ministry said on Monday.

The nation has now registered 105,222 confirmed cases of the virus and 7,288 deaths. New cases increased roughly 4% from the previous day, and deaths rose roughly 3.7%.

CHILE

The news came as Chile’s health ministry said on Monday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had exceeded 20,000.

The world’s top copper producer has 20,643 confirmed cases, 980 more than the previous day, and 10 new deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 270, said Paula Daza, the health ministry sub-secretary.

Chile, one of South America’s most developed countries, has won praise for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, conducting more than 200,000 tests, shutting down schools and businesses soon after the first case was confirmed at the start of March and operating rolling quarantines.

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This Latin American Country Registers 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases In One Day

Caribbean News, Latin America News:

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Tues. May 5, 2020 (Reuters) – One Latin America country registered over 4,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus in one day Monday.

There were 4,075 new cases of the virus in Brazil yesterday and 263 deaths over a 24 hour-period, the health ministry said on Monday.

The nation has now registered 105,222 confirmed cases of the virus and 7,288 deaths. New cases increased roughly 4% from the previous day, and deaths rose roughly 3.7%.

CHILE

The news came as Chile’s health ministry said on Monday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had exceeded 20,000.

The world’s top copper producer has 20,643 confirmed cases, 980 more than the previous day, and 10 new deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 270, said Paula Daza, the health ministry sub-secretary.

Chile, one of South America’s most developed countries, has won praise for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, conducting more than 200,000 tests, shutting down schools and businesses soon after the first case was confirmed at the start of March and operating rolling quarantines.

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