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The use of monoclonal antibody treatments to treat cases of COVID-19 has been successful on 100 percent of the Virgin Islands patients it has been used on.
After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the V.I. Department of Health reported via press release on Wednesday the territory’s 25th death related to COVID-19.
The territory should soon be able to offer vaccine access to all eligible residents and is preparing to vaccinate 50,000 by July 1, according to Health Department officials.
A partnership between the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health will streamline the scheduling of appointments with local providers for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Personnel at a local store this week did not object when a man and woman wore what appeared to be upside-down plastic face shields without a mask covering their nose and mouth.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer on Monday, joining the rest of the nation in receipt and distribution of the eagerly awaited pharmaceutical.