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COVID-19 Public Health Group

The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Barbados

COVID-19 outbreak surveillance for the Caribbean

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our small group of researchers from the University of the West Indies have been reporting on outbreaks across the region as they occur. We produce daily surveillance updates, and you can download these updates from the Tables below. We present our surveillance regularly to regional partners (you can also download our slides). We have produced peer-reviewed outputs on COVID-19 in the Caribbean, and you can read these articles here.

The outbreak
Example Figure: COVID-19 outbreak in 6 Caribbean countries

Current surveillance downloads

Download our current surveillance outputs from the Tables below. We provide daily updates on the COVID-19 outbreak across the CARICOM community. The CARICOM has 15 member states and 5 Associate members 1.

Regional surveillance

Four downloads, providing aggregated surveillance outputs for the CARICOM region.

Type Description Download
Press Release Brief text summarizing the numbers of cases and deaths across the CARICOM region in the past week. pdf
Slides Slide presentation summarising the current outbreak situation across the 20 CARICOM members. pdf
Briefing Weekly cases and deaths for 20 CARICOM territories combined. pdf
Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people) for 20 CARICOM territories combined. pdf
Heatmaps Heatmaps for all CARICOM territories, showing daily and cumulative totals of confirmed cases and confirmed deaths. And we present a heatmap of outbreak case rates (per 100,000 people) in each country. pdf

Country surveillance

Surveillance downloads for each CARICOM member state, in alphabetical order.

Country Type Description Download
CARICOM region Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. All individual countries in single download. combined pdf
CARICOM region Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). All individual countries in single download. combined pdf
Anguilla Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Anguilla Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Antigua & Barbuda Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Antigua & Barbuda Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
The Bahamas Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
The Bahamas Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Barbados Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Barbados Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Belize Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Belize Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Bermuda Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Bermuda Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
British Virgin Islands Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
British Virgin Islands Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Cayman Islands Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Cayman Islands Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Dominica Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Dominica Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Grenada Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Grenada Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Guyana Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Guyana Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Haiti Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Haiti Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Jamaica Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Jamaica Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Montserrat Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Montserrat Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
St.Kitts & Nevis Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
St.Kitts & Nevis Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
St.Lucia Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
St.Lucia Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
St.Vincent & the Grenadines Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
St.Vincent & the Grenadines Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Suriname Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Suriname Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Trinidad & Tobago Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Trinidad & Tobago Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf
Turks & Caicos Islands Briefing Weekly cases and deaths. pdf
Turks & Caicos Islands Profile Case rate over time (per 100,000 people). pdf

Peer-reviewed COVID-19 articles from our group

Our COVID-19 peer-reviewed outputs:

Date Article Link
2020 COVID-19 containment in the Caribbean: The experience of small island developing states DOI
2020 COVID-19 in the Caribbean small island developing states: lessons learnt from extreme weather events DOI
2020 COVID-19 in Children in the United States: Intensive Care Admissions, Estimated Total Infected, and Projected Numbers of Severe Pediatric Cases in 2020 DOI
2021 Impact of COVID-19 contact tracing on human resources for health - A Caribbean perspective DOI




  1. The 15 CARICOM members states are: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The 5 associate members are: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. ↩︎