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FEMA Bringing $2.5 Million to Help USVI With COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

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.

DOH Says Death of St. Thomas Man May be COVID-Related

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 Officials Urge Patience as Vaccine Demand Overwhelms Workers

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.

Department of Health is on the Lookout for COVID-19 Variants

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.

Pop-up COVID-19 Clinic Offers Tests and Time to Ponder

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.

USVI COVID-19 Immunizations Limited by Vaccine Supplies

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.

USVI Vaccine Rollout Emphasizes Government Employees

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.

Territory Marks 24th COVID-19 Death

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.

Ups and Downs of 2020: A Look Back at the News the Source Covered

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.

Gov. Touts ‘Fantastic News’ as COVID-19 Rate Drops to Five Percent

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.

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