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17 positive cases of Coronavirus in USVI

- 9 on St Croix & 8 on St Thomas
The US Virgin Islands has reported eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease. Photo: VIC
VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (DOH) said Sunday night, March 22, 2020, that it has received confirmation of eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease.

This brings the Territory’s total confirmed cases to seventeen—nine in the St Croix district and eight in the St Thomas/St John district, the Department of Health has announced.

One of the latest St Croix confirmed cases was a Limetree Bay contractor who has not recently traveled outside of St Croix and has been quarantined, the department said. This marks the first case of “community transmission” of COVID-19 on St Croix.

The DOH said epidemiologists have conducted contact tracing as a part of their routine investigation process with the support of Limetree Bay Staff. All contacts of the Limetree Bay case, inside Limetree Bay, are also being quarantined, DOH said.

This confirms that there is person-to-person spread in both districts and underscores the importance of social distancing.

Work stoppage at the refinery was not announced.

4 Responses to “17 positive cases of Coronavirus in USVI”

  • Winston (23/03/2020, 08:15) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lock down BVI NOW !!! Otherwise we will be locked down later for much longer watching our friends and family get infected. We are in a fortunate position now....let's keep it that way . LOCK DOWN !!!


  • watcher (23/03/2020, 08:51) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wow bvi in trouble
  • biker (23/03/2020, 09:19) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Virus in the man camp at Limetree Bay is not good.


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