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23-year-old pregnant woman dies of COVID-19 in USVI

- 7 coronavirus death recorded in USVI; 16 new cases reported
The woman was said to be four months pregnant and arrived at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St Thomas in distress. Photo:
Currently the Department of Health (DOH) in the US Virgin Islands is tracking 147 active COVID-19 cases out of a total of 336 positives. Photo: VIC
Currently the Department of Health (DOH) in the US Virgin Islands is tracking 147 active COVID-19 cases out of a total of 336 positives. Photo: VIC

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A 23-year-old pregnant woman died of coronavirus in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the 7th person to have died of the virus in the US territory.

The latest death was confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH), which as yet to provide information about the deceased.

The woman was said to be four months pregnant and arrived at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St Thomas in distress.

16 new cases

On Wednesday evening, the department reported 16 new cases of the virus: 9 on St Croix and 7 on St Thomas. Six of the St Croix cases were transmitted through close contact, with the other categories of travel and community transmission seeing 1 each.

One case was also under investigation.

On St Thomas, 4 of the 7 cases were transmitted via community spread. Travel and close contact registered 1 each, and 1 case was under investigation.

St John remained unchanged at 15 confirmed cases.

147 active cases

Currently the DOH is tracking 147 active cases out of a total of 336 positives.

As of Wednesday, 182 people had recovered from the virulent disease, according to the health department. Fifty-four tests were pending as of Wednesday.

To date, 7,890 tests have been performed, with 7,500 returning negative.

Through Wednesday, St Croix had 98 active cases, St Thomas had 42 and 7 of the 15 St. John cases were active as well.

9 Responses to “23-year-old pregnant woman dies of COVID-19 in USVI”

  • Spike (24/07/2020, 10:15) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    STX is spiking with the virus now!
    • st. thomas (24/07/2020, 16:36) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      RIP to the pregnant young lady that died from COVID 19. @Spike, you guys are right next door. We are spiking with the virus because a lot of people is not following the protocols like a lot of you in the BVI. You BVI people need to stop thinking you are immune and living inside a giant protective bubble. If we spiking with the virus, you guys will spike also.
  • R.i.P (24/07/2020, 10:44) Like (27) Dislike (12) Reply
    Damn they still killing these patients on these ventilators and blaming the fake virus ? Wow
  • Ghost (24/07/2020, 13:41) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    @R.I.P.. you know I pray that neither you nor any of your family or friends get this virus... is this what it has to take for you to believe it’s real?... I hope are you saying that all the deaths across the entire world were ventilator murders??? Like really!!!.. I would advise anyone to don’t buy into this nonsensical rhetoric being spewed..wear your mask, social distant and wash your hands and avoid touching your face if you think your hands could be contaminated..
    • @ghost (24/07/2020, 16:40) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      You know some idiot/idiots is going to buy into the bullshit that R.I.P is spewing.
  • kick (24/07/2020, 14:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    the virus doesn't just kill you people have alot of underlining other health issues. this virus has been around for years but we are just not understanding that. i am so heart broken for that young lady....
  • Ghost (24/07/2020, 23:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are right that some persons will buy into R.I.P nonsense but all they would be doing is putting themselves, their family, friends and everyone else at risk if they listen to that person and don’t adhere to the protocols to stop or slow the spread..yes persons with comorbidities (other underlying health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or asthma etc) are at a higher risk for dying from it but the healthy is dying to and so are children./ it is SOOOO SELFISH of persons to think only of themselves and not others and that way R.I.P is doing.. The wearing of Masks have shown to slow the spread so I say if the unwise want to listen to that person they will be foolish ..let the rest of us do what we have to do to protect ourselves.. we are even at risk interacting with family that does not live in the same household as us for we don’t know whom they are coming in contact with.. we have to be careful and I agree with St. Thomas that being so close to us with spiking cases is not good at all..we owe it to each other to keep each other safe as best we can..Any death even if it’s one is too much.. my greatest fear is potentially getting an influx of this disease Putting our population at great risk and our hospital can’t handle it Why I keep saying let us be better people towards each other that God would continue to show us Mercy.. but some of us are not listening.. we also need to keep praying for God’s continued Mercy.. please my people let us be better towards each other.. We Also are to be kind to the stranger within our land - God’s Word not mine..

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