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Increase in STT COVID-19 Cases Is a Reminder to Remain Vigilant

According to the Health Department, Feb. 13 saw 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on St. Thomas, while St. Croix saw only one new case since the previous, Feb. 11 report.

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.

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.

Department of Health Conducts Free COVID-19 Testing on St. Croix and St. Thomas

On Tuesday and Thursday, the V.I. Department of Health provided free COVID-19 testing at the Home Depot parking lot on St. Croix and at the St. Thomas Home Depot. There has recently been a spike in Covid-19 cases in the territory bringing the amount up to 188 active cases.

Education Department, Legislature and Courts Hit by COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases trends higher and the governor announces new restrictions, infections have impacted the Education Department, Legislature and the courts.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

St. John Suddenly Spiking In Positive test Results for COVID-19

With less than a tenth the population of either St. Thomas or St. Croix and accounting for around 4 percent of the territory's population, tiny St. John had as many new positive tests for COVID 19 Thursday as both of the bigger islands combined.

USVI Sees 22nd COVID-19 Fatality

The Department of Health has confirmed that a 65-year-old man on St. Croix has passed away from COVID-19, sadly bringing the territory's official, confirmed pandemic fatalities to 22.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

Health Department Lifts St. Thomas Jail Quarantine

The Department of Health formally lifted the public health quarantine at the St. Thomas jail last week, according to a release from the Bureau of Corrections. 

COVID-19 Cases Continue in a Slow Trickle

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.

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.

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