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5 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in VI

- territory now has a total 18 active cases
The Virgin Islands now has 18 active cases of COVID-19, five up since April 1, 2021, when there were 13. Photo: Internet Source/File
14 of the active cases are on Tortola, according to the Territory’s Epidemiological Survey released today, April 4, 2021. Photo: GIS/Facebook
14 of the active cases are on Tortola, according to the Territory’s Epidemiological Survey released today, April 4, 2021. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands now has 18 active cases of COVID-19, five up since April 1, 2021, when there were 13.

14 of the active cases are on Tortola, according to the Territory’s Epidemiological Survey released today, April 4, 2021.

Anegada is now seeing one active case while three are on vessels, which locations were not disclosed.

The total active cases recorded in the Virgin Islands are now 178.                   

There have been 159 recoveries and 1 death.

73 Responses to “5 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in VI”

  • Mefeng (04/04/2021, 20:53) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    No lock down please
  • Its time to get serious with vaccination (04/04/2021, 21:09) Like (28) Dislike (70) Reply
    All Employers should create a safety and healthy work place policy where workers are required to be vaccined in order to keep the work place safe and healthy immune from covid..Government needs to take the Lead on this... Every time we take 2 step forwars we ended up taking 3 steps backwards....Time to move the country forward.....Better days are ahead, get vaccinated..
    • Hmm (05/04/2021, 06:57) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
      Supposed a health issue is stopping a worker from being vaccinated. Would you discriminate that worker?
      • resident (05/04/2021, 10:01) Like (3) Dislike (37) Reply
        Yup; its like suspending some one's driving licence if they have epilepsy or are blind. It's a matter of public safety for the general population.
        • Yes (05/04/2021, 15:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          IF is the word ty. Ppl with sickness are not supposed to be working then? Well tell SSB to start early pension programme or some sort of sickness payment for life. With that being said the BVI need to stop renewing licence for ppl over 75 years.
    • Jessica Jones (05/04/2021, 07:04) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
      @ it's time to get serious.... yeah like vaccine can prevent anyone from catching covid 19. The vaccine can't even protect anyone from the different variants.
      • :) (05/04/2021, 09:14) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        With the vaccine issue it’s more than just preventing the spread. We don’t lockdown or take super preventive measures with the cold or flu even though it can be spread just as easily as Covid. The reason for that is because the cold and flu does not kill or cause hospitalization at a concerning rate especially in the BVI and we have decades of data to make a reasonable judgement. Covid is new and we are relying on data from outside sources. The data shows new side effects and with each variant there is something new so it’s not something to take lightly even though to the BVI or Caribbean it doesn’t seem to be the killer that has taken the lives of thousands worldwide.
    • FEO GOMEZ (05/04/2021, 07:59) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
      Umm SQUNT you do know VACCINATION DOES NOT MAKE YOU OR THE WORK PLACE IMMUNE FROM COVID IDIOT go read a book. It SUPPOSE to make you less likely to experience extreme symptoms if one does contract Covid SIMP.
    • SMH (05/04/2021, 09:41) Like (17) Dislike (7) Reply

      You are so foolish getting the vaccine wouldn't stop you from getting it fool so...so stop talking shit and go watch the news smh..y'all does come on here just to post and talk sh**...you see what the vaccine is doing to people...you just a big @#$ yow

    • Hmm (05/04/2021, 10:35) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Employers should create a safety and healthy work place in deed. Not ALL Employees need to be working from the Office. Employees need to remember we are in a Pandemic and a lot of the duties can be done remotely. This will free up a lot of space in the buildings and less trafficking.
    • Peaches (05/04/2021, 13:52) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Its time to get serious with vaccination. Speak for yourself, you fool!! Don't you know that that vaccine does not protect you from getting the virus and spreading it? I guess you too illiterate to comprehend what is going on. The only benefit they say from that is it can prevent you from getting really sick and being hospitalized. That is a risk I am willing to take because I know it is a lie. I am building my immune system on the natural herbs God put on earth for us to use. You all stop there and be led astray about taking vaccines to open the economy. What a lie from the pit of hell. Go on, take it, but don't try to force it on the rest of us, you fool.
    • Local (05/04/2021, 14:24) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      please....are you even hearing yourself? do you really want to be forcing people to take a vaccine against their will. What we need is accountability. Stop saying there are 5 or 6 new cases but state where those cases come from. Are they not all coming from outside and the folks in quarantine and never mingling with the locals who DO NOT have the COVID?. just please.... Stop the scare tactic.
  • cnn (04/04/2021, 21:12) Like (3) Dislike (32) Reply
    Oh no! Shut down time
  • funeral (04/04/2021, 21:18) Like (4) Dislike (13) Reply
    Aka super spreader Alart
  • NezRez (04/04/2021, 21:57) Like (28) Dislike (8) Reply
    Sick of this !!!!! Very irresponsible people congregating with no masks, no distancing, no regard for life. We were doing just fine until the elite decided a packed funeral was above the law. They even attended....sick of this !!!!!!
  • Google (04/04/2021, 22:21) Like (34) Dislike (13) Reply
    The one death was from recklessness not covid.
  • See (04/04/2021, 22:41) Like (27) Dislike (36) Reply
    Most of you keep taking this thing as a joke. So now you all are about to get a taste of the real damage COVID can do. And I don’t want to hear anything about this is a ploy to get people to get vaccinated or the Government is doing this to scare people. #TAKE THE DAMN VACCINE AND STOP WITH THE B****A**NISS!!!!.
    • @see (05/04/2021, 09:02) Like (5) Dislike (25) Reply
      I agree with you, MY MOM DAD AND I TOOK THE VACCINE SHOT WHEN IT BECAME AVAILABLE AND WE ARE DOING GREAT. THE VACCINE WILL PROTECT YOU FROM THE SYMPTOMS OF THE EFFECT OF COVID. ALSO, IF YOU TAKE THE VACCINE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR YOUR MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE.
      • @@See (05/04/2021, 11:47) Like (43) Dislike (7) Reply

        You and your family was doing great before, so you know what that means ? Y’all a bunch of j*k #r$7#

        • @@See (05/04/2021, 13:07) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply

          ??????!!!!. SHUT THE MOTHER FLOWER UP.
          I DON’T UNDERSTAND OR COMPREHEND WHAT YOUR DUMB A** IS TRYING TO SAY. YOU DON’T KNOW A FR****ING THING ABOUT ME AND MY FAMILY.

    • SMH (05/04/2021, 10:12) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      One doesn't have to take the vaccine. If most people would stop being ignorant and foolish by adhering to the Safety Guidelines the minimization of COVID likely to be effective. But no, there is large gatherings without Social Distancing, Sanatizing or wearing of Masks. This was going on long before the Sea Cows Bay
      Funeral. Where are the Healthworkers monitoring the Rules? Then when a lickdown becomes likely in the near Future Government is.to blame.
  • K (04/04/2021, 22:47) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ok
  • Oh Boy.. (04/04/2021, 23:25) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
    Whenever things begin to look bright and We start seeing the light,. Darkness cover the land,,,,I begin to wonder if this a plan to keep us in economical bondage and stress a way of forcing us to take their vaccine,,,, Seems like we have to take their vaccine,.in order to get out of their economical prison, that they have us locked up in,,,
  • bare in mind (05/04/2021, 00:11) Like (25) Dislike (14) Reply
    They are NOT FUNERAL RELATED so don't get it twisted...I repeat ''NOT FUNERAL RELATED"
    • jalapeno (05/04/2021, 10:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Brief details about those affected will have us deciding for ourselves. The secretiveness is unwarranted in this circumstance ,,Unfortunately, only death will give us a peek.
      Hopefully the best outcome for the peoples of the VI.
      Jesus will have to take yhe wheelsnd guide us mortals
  • Started (05/04/2021, 00:35) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    The spread has started. This continues, we will be right back on lockdown. If everyone was not so selfish and take one for the team and follow the protocols that was set in place we would have been in a better position.
    • Get vaccinated (05/04/2021, 16:14) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      If everyone was not so selfish and took the vaccine we wouldn't have to worry about this
      • FEO GOMEZ (07/04/2021, 14:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        People who commit suicide always want company. Die by yourself.
  • pork (05/04/2021, 01:02) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    WE NEED ANOTHER VACCINE PROVIDER SO PEOPLE CAN MAKE A CHOICE LOTS OF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE INPORTANCE BUT WANT A SECOND CHOICE
    • V0TER #6 (05/04/2021, 08:33) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      ARE YOU GOING TO PAY? NOTHING IS FREE THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY.
    • Peaches (05/04/2021, 13:59) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      @pork you are real fool. The majority of locals do NOT want any kind of vaccine. People like you are so ignorant!
  • Hottie (05/04/2021, 02:26) Like (11) Dislike (17) Reply
    None of the new cases had taken the vaccine!
  • ital (05/04/2021, 02:31) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    Bwoy o bwoy. Time to light deh incense from the challice and steep our bushes to bathe. Say a pray to deh ancestors dem pon deh grave, that dis covid plague shall fade, and that sweet oils shall keep pon we head, to keep we safe and keep away we being dead!
    • One True God (05/04/2021, 07:46) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
      Stop with this praying to dead people who also have to stand before God on the day of Judgment. They cannot save your soul.

      We are not to worship anyone or anything else other than the One, True God (Exodus 20:3–6; Matthew 6:24; Mark 12:29–31). The Bible tells us repeatedly not to contact, or attempt to contact, the dead. This is prohibited (Exodus 22:18, Leviticus 19:32; 20:6, 27; Deuteronomy 18:10–11; 1 Samuel 28:3; Jeremiah 27:9–10; Galatians 5:19–21).

      God forbids us to consult the spirits of the dead (Leviticus 19:31; 20:6: 20:25; Deuteronomy 18:1011; Isaiah 8:19-20). So we read that God rejected and killed king Saul because he called up the spirit of Samuel (1 Chronicles 10:13-14).

      We may not bring sacrifices to anyone except God (Exodus 20:3; Acts 15:28-29; 1 Corinthians 8:46). All other sacrifices are sacrifices to demons (1 Corinthians 10:20; Luke 4:8).

      We must always remember that Jesus made us free from the spirits (John 8:36; Hebrews 7:25). He set us free from the worthless manner of life handed down by our ancestors (1 Peter 1:18-19).

      We now belong to the family of Christ because we seek to do God's will (Matthew 12:46-50). Our old family may not keep us back from obedience to God (Acts 7:3; Luke 14:26-27; Matthew 10:37). If we have to give up our family ties because of Christ, he promises to gives us a hundred times more in return (Mark 10:29-30). If I refuse to obey God, I remain part of the family of Satan (John 8:44).

      It is dangerous to try to change your life without allowing the Holy Spirit to fill your life (Ephesians 5:18). If you try to walk two roads at the same time, you may become seven times worse than you were before (Matthew 12:45). You cannot serve God and the ancestral spirits at the same time (2 Kings 17:34-40; Matthew 6:24; 7:13-14).

      The ancestral spirits cannot intercede for us with God. We have only one Mediator, Jesus Christ. Only he has the power to intercede for us (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25).
      • One True God (05/04/2021, 18:39) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
        Who then ..that long dead hair white jesus with his Christian religion...u all ever ask your self. That same book didn't save the same wicked one who brought it to our shores that did all that evil atrocity upon innocent lives but it can save me ..hmmmm...I WISH IT COULD OF SAVE THEM SAME ONES FROM THERE SELF .for the world would of been a better place today
    • Iwalanji I (05/04/2021, 13:20) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Yes I, ital. Preach the good word and deeds of H.I.M. Emperor Selassie I. Burn the chalice of sweet sensee , and place the coconut oil on our heads and dreads. We will chant to the grave, that all Rastafari be saved like Marcus Garvey.
    • So! (05/04/2021, 20:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      So I must not believe in an omnipotent being who is responsible for the complexity of the world that I live in and his ability to intervene in my life.

      I should believe that my family, who could not get their crap together while on earth, have become powerful upon death and now can remediate the generational traumas they helped to create? Does that really make sense? Hoteps are hilarious!
  • musa (05/04/2021, 06:59) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
    We have to get our staff vaccine this is the choice.
  • # 3 (05/04/2021, 07:05) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    there was no substantial community spead of covid 19 here. most of positive test were from people seeking entry. the people who reside here have been gathering at the funerals without any spreading on covid for a few months now. the people residing here went to church without any community spread. the truth be told i took one man who violated the protocols upon entry into the territory to put the people in this fu@& up position:


    • disappointed (05/04/2021, 14:04) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @# 3. Why government is so tight-lipped about the situation? Something is not right. Only God knows if the person was not given special treatment to go to his mom's funeral. The government is responsible and that is why they can't lock us down. All of a sudden they pushing the vaccine and in the meantime not answering the questions surrounding this issue from the media. What a debacle, what deception!
  • Hmm (05/04/2021, 07:06) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    People been intimidated by people and the theories. The “What I think “ vs what I know going to kill a lot of people. Instead of google what bad something did try googling the good it’s done. People quicker believe in untruthful fast vs real facts. The people who’s bullying people to don’t get vaccinated are worse than the virus itself. I strongly recommend people get vaccinated for the safety of themselves. Don’t mind the theories that’s gong around; and if worrying about dying; from the day we born the day to day ain’t far. Vaccinated or not we will die. Getting vaccinated could and would save some lives
    • @ Hmm (05/04/2021, 09:19) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
      Correct yourself:

      The people who do not intend to get the vaccine are speaking their mind while those who are for the vaccine are BULLYING!!
  • Reading Is Fundamental (05/04/2021, 07:25) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    Look at the chart people! It tells you basically that these are arrivals and what not. The health department should make a statement to clearly say whether these cases or related to the funeral or not. But I don't think they will, as it helps to booster their vaccination plans. Plus they still have to wait until people do he Covid-19 test this week to get full statistics.

    Fear going to be the end of a lot of people, that and stress, not no Covid-19. People just chill and follow protocols please.
    • @ Reading Is Fundamental (05/04/2021, 09:21) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are smart. Who have eyes to see let them see the agenda.
    • @Reading (05/04/2021, 10:37) Like (48) Dislike (2) Reply
      Many of these self appointed health experts are on here preaching about dying from covid, right after they have downed 2 bacon cheeseburgers, some fried chicken and a 2ltr soda!!! Newsflash, taking something serious does not mean you panic and incase you didnt remember, you have a higher chance dying in your car than from covid and I am not making that up, globally Covid has an almost 99% survival rate especially on those under 65 yrs old. What is funny is how we pretend as if normal influenza didnt always pose a high risk to older persons and those with pre-existing issues, why are we acting brand new? The media has done an excellent fear mongering job internationally as it relates to this issue and it will all be exposed sooner, not later.
  • SMH (05/04/2021, 08:01) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Published Today:

    “Doctors are worried that coronavirus may end up being like influenza, which requires a new vaccine every year both because the circulating strains mutate fast and because immunity from the vaccine wears off quickly.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/04/04/health/covid-vaccine-protection-lasting-variants-wellness/index.html

    • @SMH (05/04/2021, 10:49) Like (3) Dislike (23) Reply
      They are saying this because some people won't get vaccinated, hence the virus keeps spreading.
      Please everyone. get vaccinated!
  • Run dem wey (05/04/2021, 08:20) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    What covid, Yawn
  • j (05/04/2021, 08:37) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    People in this place taking everything as a joke having beach party no social distance (u know what croppo say what is joke for u is is death for me)
  • wd (05/04/2021, 08:52) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    @pork, If you want choices tell the government and let them pay for it, they seem to have money that they are throwing all over the place, We are lucky that we have the UK giving us the Vaccines.

    • Excuses Government (05/04/2021, 09:19) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply
      We are at the cross street, Now is time to lead country first, no more excuses,. We can't have the people who getting their full salary every two weeks hold the country hostage,. By right they have nothing to gain or lose by taking the vaccine,,. But this is bigger than them. This is a country:s future,. Our country future,. People need to step up and take the vaccine, it's about the country and and safety of the people around us,,,, It's time for government to get involved and make the tuff decision, vaccinate and keep work place safe,,,,
      • Linda (05/04/2021, 13:53) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ Excuses Government. Is this now a communist place? Once the government try to force someone to take the vaccine against their will, that is what it will become. Did Hitler arise and is in charge here?
  • Servant the "Most High God in Christ Jesus in (05/04/2021, 09:41) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    Covid-19 deadly, desastrous plaque rages on. The B.V.I is no exception. Vaccines intake have slowed the death rate worldwide. Many rumors, lies, and propaganders, and even those with self imposed believes, without proof, are accepted as defensive
    weapons against its effect. Many people, especially professing christians need to understand that though their spirit is save by God's grace, their mortal bodies are not. Therefore we not hope that covid-19 will conquered by wishful thinking, and ignorance actions of many. Understand this truth people- God will eve do for us the things that He hss already giving us the abilities to do for ourselves. God help those that cooporate with Him in helping themselves. God gives us food, but does He eat for us? He gave us feet, but does He walk for us? He gave us brains, will He think for us? This statement will forever remain true: "Fool die for lack of wisdom.' The fear of the Lord is life guarding knowledge. The daily practice of the Most High knowledge is life sustaining wisdom.






    • @ Servant the "Most High God in Christ Jesus in (05/04/2021, 12:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Nowhere in the Bible does it say God helps those who help themselves.

      There are too many sayings that have been made up over the years then associating it with God.

      The Bible says not to add or take away from God’s Word.
  • I am so done (05/04/2021, 10:09) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    I HAD TO GIVE A FEW MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY A SERIOUS TONGUE LASHING, THESE B***HES, YES B***HES WE ALL GOT SOME IN EVERY FAMILY, WAS TRYING TO SAY I WAS STUPID TO TAKE THE VACCINE AFTER THEY TOLD ME NOT TO. BUT THEN WHEN YOU ASK THE DUMB J**KA**ES TO THROUGHLY EXPLAIN WHY I SHOULD NOT TAKE THE VACCINE AND WHY I AM STUPID FOR TAKING THE VACCINE, THEY GO MUTE, CAN’T EXPLAIN. I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THE IGNORANT BS EVEN IF IT COMING FROM FAMILY MEMBERS. I HAD TO CUT A LOT OF THEM OFF AND DON’T GIVE A S**T. ME AND TOXIC DON’T GET ALONG, YOU TOXIC, YA GOTTA GO INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBERS.
    • @ I am so done (05/04/2021, 14:08) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply

      They right about you tho, your a real jack ar$#

      • @@ I AM SO DONE (05/04/2021, 15:50) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        I never knew that Tortola had so many stupid, dumb back woods bush people. Why would you ignoramus people get mad at I AM SO DONE COMMENT. STUPIDITY AND A LACK OF COMMON SENSE IS THE NORMAL IN THE BVI. SAD BUT TRUE.
    • They care about you (05/04/2021, 14:12) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      @I am so done. You are so foolish. They care about you and you can't even see. They are reading the news and see the number of people that are dying after taking the vaccine. Anyway, they may be better off without you because you sound like an arrogant fool!
  • question (05/04/2021, 10:32) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    We deserve to know whether anyone getting atleast their first shot thus far make up any of these 'cases'. I thought that commin sense would dictate that as the entire world is vaccinating people daily we would move from panicking people about 'cases' and focus more on taking care of anyone that has severe symptoms. If the vaccine will lessen the symptoms (if any) then why are we still case counting in the same manner as we did last year when it all started? This is why so many are reluctant to take the vaccine because it doesnt appear as if anything is moving in a sensible direction even after so many have had their first shot.
  • @teading is fundamental (05/04/2021, 10:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Agreed
  • Give me a Break (05/04/2021, 13:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    If the vaccine were rolled out in a professional way instead of all the posturing and the officials getting in each others' way, we'd be further along. The negative propaganda machinery that is anti-vaccine appears to be much more organized.
  • y (05/04/2021, 14:08) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    D thing that hurts me more is when adults acting like kindergarten wilfully to wrong and then tried to bleam d government with their s**t
  • @read er (05/04/2021, 18:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes oh yes ..let get mr malone and he bill gate agenda plan....a lie dont last exactly...we will get them ....time always on the the side of rigtheousness
  • Truth t (05/04/2021, 19:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The devil dont got to lie to those that believed in him .....
  • gfhgfhgfhgf (05/04/2021, 21:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply


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