January marked the addition of North American countries with Coronavirus cases. However, two months down the line, every country in the continent was experiencing the pandemic. Central America and the Caribbean were by now already a part of the prevalent fight. Also, the United States became the first country in North America to report a confirmed case. Furthermore, the pandemic between March 25th and April 16th 2020 had reached all territories in North America. With over 82,000 cases, the U.S became the country with the highest number of cases. All this within two months of recording its first case. While, the death as at April 11th was the highest in U.S as well. North America currently has 949,157 confirmed cases and 53,681 deaths recorded. All across 43 territories. Also, noted in the stats is that every case is subject to the number of tested people.
Confirmed cases in North America
United States: Cases = 880,204. Deaths = 49,845. Recovery = 85,922
Canada: Cases = 43,562. Deaths = 2,294. Recovery = 15,479
Mexico: Cases = 11,633. Deaths = 1,069. Recovery = 3,087
Dominican Republic: Cases = 5,543. Deaths = 265. Recovery = 581
Panama: Cases = 5,166. Deaths = 146. Recovery = 271
Puerto Rico: Cases = 1,16. Deaths = 69. Recovery = 20
Cuba: Cases = 1,235. Deaths = 43. Recovery = 365
Costa Rico: Cases = 686. Deaths = 6. Recovery = 196
Haiti: Cases = 72. Deaths = 5. Recovery = 2
Summary of North American countries with Coronavirus cases
The first case of this country came in January, a returnee from China. The suspected patient tested positive two days after tests were carried out. Afterwards, almost 200 cases were recorded in March. And a single patient dead, at the time. Apparently, most cases recorded were traced to visits to countries with confirmed cases. Although, the risks of the pandemic as compared to the population is considerably low. The older citizens are said to be more prone to the disease. As a result, trips made out the country are suspended indefinitely.
For a long time, this territory is yet to report new case of the coronavirus. Though its first few cases came in March, no patient was hospitalized. Also, its last infected patient recovered successfully. Greenland is one of the North American countries with Coronavirus cases currently that records 8,210 confirmed cases and total death of 403.
A travel ban between Jamaica and China was the first step taken to fight the pandemic. Also, every person in bound the country from china was subjected to quarantine. And those that show symptoms would be isolated for two weeks. A female patient on March 4th arrived the country from the United kingdom. After showing symptoms, she tested positive to the virus. And became the first confirmed case in the country. A few days later, a second case was detected. As a result, the travel ban on China extended to Spain, Germany and France.
Early in the year, Mexico recorded its first few cases. And a few weeks afterwards, its first death. By this time in March, about every state in the country had at least a case of coronavirus. At the end of the month, its number of cases had increased drastically. From 292 cases at the end of March. Its current total number of cases is 11,633. Death toll counts 1,069.
The first case here was apparently also the first case in Central America. Since the first case in March, its numbers have continue to rise. As at 24th of April, 627 cases were confirmed in the country. And less than half of that have recovered. Although, it has a low death rate the pandemic has affected almost every arm of the country. While the country takes precautionary measures to contain the virus, the economy, education, political arms suffer. A large number of business have closed down, reducing workforce.
Unlike other South American countries with Coronavirus cases, Panama recorded its first case a little later than most countries. In order to prevent and reduce the spread of the virus, the Government enhanced its screening measures at all point of entry into the country. Reports give its total number of confirmed cases as 5,166 and death toll to be 146.
Along side the confirmed cases recorded, the health system still has over 200 suspected cases to deal with. Total number of confirmed cases is currently well over 3000. Its first few cases were foreigners from Italy. The pandemic proves to be a difficult hurdle for the country at this point. As its health system seem to be in a precarious state.