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The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has $2.5 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands to reimburse COVID-19 vaccination costs. There are 24 confirmed USVI COVID-19 fatalities to date, not counting individuals who were not diagnosed and individuals who sought treatment outside the territory and died elsewhere.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health said on Sunday it was investigating the unexpected death of a 41-year-old man on St. Thomas. The man had recovered from COVID-19 five weeks ago, the department said in its news release.
Health Department officials are urging patience as the people who are already responsible for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and care roll out a vaccination program without any additional manpower.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health is actively monitoring new COVID-19 variants that are being detected around the globe, including in the United States, the department reported Tuesday in a news release.
Reporter Sian Cobb got a text that the Health Department was providing free COVID-19 testing Friday afternoon on St. Thomas. It sent the intrepid reporter and her nose for news to an appointment with a nasal swab.
Demand for the new COVID-19 vaccines is strong and outstrips available supply in the territory, but as new shipments come in, more and more Virgin Islanders will get a chance to get immunized.
More and more Virgin Islanders are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but the USVI's vaccination plan appears to diverge somewhat from the Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
A 78-year-old Crucian woman became the territory's 24th death related to COVID-19, the V.I. Department of Health announced Sunday afternoon.
It seems at times that the COVID-19 pandemic is the only thing that happened in 2020. But it’s been an eventful year, from beginning to end. The Virgin Islands lost some icons, took some economic damage and had some fun.
After reporting a COVID-positivity rate of about 9 percent a week earlier, officials on Monday announced that numbers show the territory is moving in the right direction, with 114 positive tests out of 2,248 tested, about 5 percent.