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As the Virgin Islands’ COVID-19 count rises, with 10 dead from the virus and 73 new cases since Tuesday, the Health Department has been deploying contact tracers in an effort to stop the spread.
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.
If V.I. residents “shelter in place” as Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. directed and we are lucky, a peak of 117 or so COVID-19 patients may need hospitalization at one time, V.I. Health Department officials project.
The third confirmed case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has been confirmed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the V.I. Department of Health announced Wednesday evening.