The Caribbean public health agency (Carpha) identified 468,780 cases of covid-19 among its 26 member countries in mid-December, the French islands not being part of it. 10,691 deaths were recorded. 3.35 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
In the wider region (Central America, the Caribbean and parts of northern South America, ie 35 countries), the number of cases is 2.2 million and the number of deaths is 28,525. More than 23 , 7 million people are vaccinated. In mid-December, Carpha estimated the number of active cases at around 250,000.
Two weeks ago, the Delta and Gamma variants were in the majority; they were respectively present in 41 and 35% of samples.
Outside French territories, the islands with the highest vaccination rate (2 doses) are Cayman, Aruba, Bermuda, Anguille, Antigue with rates ranging from 58 to 84%. More than 6 million doses have been administered in Carpha member countries, the most widely used vaccines are AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna.
In Jamaica, nearly 1.4 million doses were injected, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 23 per 100 people. In Saba, where only Moderna was administered, the number of doses per 100 inhabitants is 80, for a total of 3,131 doses.