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After a few days at Schneider Regional Medical Center, the 11 residents of the Queen Louise Home for the Aged who tested positive for COVID-19 are back at home, recovering and quarantining in place, while the uninfected minority are being housed elsewhere.
The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park announced Monday it has contracted 10 new companies to give tax breaks to, in exchange for some cooperation and work with UVI.
The number of Virgin Islanders who tested positive for COVID-19 saw a one-day spike of 61 cases. A full 50 of those were on St. Thomas, continuing and worsening the outbreak there. The other 11 were on St. Croix.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. instituted new restrictions on hotels, bars and beaches and sent non-essential workers home, to try to stem a rising number of COVID-19 cases. So how bad is it? Will it get much worse?
Schneider Regional Medical Center extended a helping hand by agreeing to accept 12 critically ill, elderly patients, who tested positive for COVID-19 and need advanced levels of care, according to a release from the hospital.
All nonessential businesses are ordered closed starting 6 a.m. Monday. V.I. hotels are ordered to stop taking recreational reservations immediately and only take reservations for emergency personnel and government travel. Beaches, restaurants and businesses all affected.
In the wake of a 78 percent one-week jump in St. Thomas COVID-19 cases, Gov. Bryan is holding a press conference at 1 p.m. Thursday where new restrictions are expected to be announced.
Twenty people recently tested positive for COVID-19 at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Complex or St. Thomas jail, according to the Bureau of Corrections. The St. Croix jail has not had a confirmed case but has not had everyone tested.
The Legislature on Monday approved Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s request to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency through October, during a special session.
Discussions between Government House and businesses gaming out potential options fed inaccurate rumors of COVID closures over the weekend.