16 Countries That Overcame COVID-19 With Zero Deaths & Are Now Coronavirus Free

by Natasha Monteiro
16 Countries That Overcame COVID-19 With Zero Deaths & Are Now Coronavirus Free

The world has come to a stand-still thanks to a tiny virus named COVID-19. but you knew that already, didn’t you? Because while multiple countries shut down borders are still battling the Coronavirus, 16 countries have managed to successfully battle the virus with zero deaths and now have declared themselves infections free. Let’s take a moment to first applaud these countries, and two find out who they are. Read on:

1. Macau

45 Reported Cases

The Las Vegas of Asia, Macao has officially declared itself COVID-19 free. The Macau Health Bureau (MHB) provided an update on 19th May, saying that the last infected patient was discharged after making a full recovery. As of now, the country has still shut its border for tourism. Lei Chin Ion, the director of the MHB said, “45 cases had been reported, but there are now zero deaths and zero infections in hospital.”

11 Reported Cases

Seychelles reported its first 2 COVID-19 cases on March 14, 2020 and after tirelessly battling against the infection, they have now officially declared themselves coronavirus free. Interestingly, all 11 reported cases made a full recovery and the beach country reported zero deaths. In lieu of their new status, their international airport and the country’s borders will open on June 1st.


3. Faroe Islands

187 Reported Cases

In March 2020, Faroe Islands announced its first COVID-19 cases, and on 8 May, 2020 it announced its last recovered case. All 187 reported cases on the archipelago were treated with zero deaths.

4. French Polynesia

60 Reported Cases

French Polynesia has announced the first case of Covid-19 in Tahiti on 7th March.  On 19th May, the Ministry reported that all 60 cases recovered, with zero deaths.

6 Reported Cases

There were only 6 reported COVID-19 Cases in the Caribbean Netherlands, all of whom have recovered.

13 Reported Cases

Unlike most other countries, Falkland Islands reported their first coronavirus case only in April 2020. There were no facilities to test for the virus on the Falklands and it took about 10 days to get test results back from Britain. As of 18th May, the islands finally got their own test centre. On 30th April, it was announced that all 13 cases in the islands had recovered, with zero deaths.

15 Reported Cases

St. Kitts has been relatively unscathed by COVID-19 with only 15 cases reported on the island. The first case was reported on 24 March 2020 and by May 19th, all cases recovered.

9. Papua New Guinea

8 Reported Cases

The virus was confirmed to have reached Papua New Guinea on 20 March 2020 and on 4th May, all known cases recovered. The beautiful island has still not opened borders and reported zero deaths.

24 Reported Cases

The first case of COVID-19 was detected on March 21 and on March 28th the country declared a state of emergency. As of May 1, 2020, they had 24 known COVID-19 cases and 16 of those patients recovered. By 15th May, 2020 all cases were declared as fully recovered.

 11. Saint Lucia

18 Reported Cases

St Lucia’s last positive case was recorded on May 3, 2020. All 18 infected have been successfully treated, with zero deaths recorded. According to a Ministry of Health release: “Though this data is encouraging, our health care providers continue to remain vigilant, screening and testing people who present at our facilities with flu-like symptoms, as we know the public health threat posed by COVID-19 is not over.”

12. Dominica

16 Reported Cases

Dominica was declared COVID-19 free by Minister of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr. Irving McIntyre in a statement on May 23, 2020. The country has also opened borders only for their citizens looking to return home.

39 Reported Cases

6 Reported Cases

The island of 10,000 inhabitants in the French Antilles reported six confirmed cases, all recovered and no deaths.

15. Anguilla

3 Reported Cases

1 Reported Case, 0 Deaths