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New V.I. COVID Cases Trickle In, Keeping Curve Flat

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

DOH Reports First COVID-19 Death on St. John

The Department of Health reports a 59-year-old St. John man has died of COVID-19, marking the first fatality from the virus on the island.

COVID-19 Update: Is That Light At End of the Tunnel?

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continued to slow this week in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with four new cases from Monday to Tuesday, according to the V.I. Department of Health's daily update for Tuesday evening.

USVI COVID-19 Update: Rate of New Infections Subsides Slightly

New confirmed COVID-19 infections subsided a little over the weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands even as the virus killed the 15th resident. There were five new cases from Sunday to Monday, five from Saturday to Sunday and 11 from Friday to Saturday, according to the V.I. Department of Health's updates.

Friday USVI COVID-19 Update – One New STJ Case and More STT Infections

New COVID-19 infections continued to accumulate in the U.S. Virgin Islands with 23 new confirmed positive test results Thursday evening, after 22 new cases between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday COVID-19 Update: STT Leveling Off Maybe?

While new COVID-19 cases continue to add up in the USVI, Wednesday's reported numbers continue several days of lower positive test results on St. Thomas.
Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

Feds Pony Up $10 Million For V.I. Waste Diversion

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Associate Deputy Administrator Doug Benevento and Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez wrapped up a visit with Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and other senior officials Tuesday as the territory was awarded $10 million for waste diversion work. 
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Imagine If V.I. Kids Could Go to the Library After School

This is the first in an ongoing series of articles imagining the big, positive changes that could affect people’s lives from little, inexpensive changes here and there, building a more utopian U.S. Virgin Islands.

Short-Term Bailout Coming To Keep WAPA Running

After a second emergency meeting on Monday, the governor and senators agreed in principle to make an emergency appropriation later this week to pay immediate past-due accounts to Vitol to restore propane supplies and keep the electricity flowing at the V.I. Water and Power Authority.

House Passes Spending Bill With V.I. Medicaid Money

Medicaid funding for the USVI appears safe now that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2020 federal government funding bill including the money. The Senate is expected to pass it and President Donald Trump has indicated he will sign it.

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