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Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion urged Virgin Islanders to avoid non-essential travel amid concerns of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. mainland.
The V.I. Department of Health confirmed in a press release on Thursday that the territory has seen its 21st death related to COVID-19.
In recent weeks, there have been increasing reports of false positives nationally and locally for SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests, used to test for the virus that causes COVID-19.
The V.I. Department of Health announced Sunday that the territory has suffered its 20th death from COVID-19. The deceased was a 57-year-old male on St. Thomas.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health reported via press release on Thursday that an 82-year-old St. Thomas man is the territory's 19th confirmed COVID death.
An 18th Virgin Islander died of COVID-19 over the weekend, according to statistics reported Tuesday morning by the Department of Health. The deceased is a 68-year-old female on St. Croix, the department said.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health announced the 12th death of a USVI resident due to COVID-19, a day after the 11th such death was confirmed. The DOH confirmed the territory’s 12th COVID-19 death was a 72-year-old woman on St. Thomas.
The V.I. Department of Health reported in a press release Tuesday it has received information from Schneider Regional Medical Center about a death that occurred earlier in the day at the St. Thomas hospital that may be associated with COVID-19.
The number of U.S. Virgin Islanders testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 14 out of an additional 284 test results reported, the V.I. Department of Health said in an alert issued Saturday night.
One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.
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