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Recent spike in COVID-19 cases now under control - Hon Malone

- recoveries jump to 40 with 3 new cases
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone has announced that public corporation and various public health measures have now resulted in the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands, being brought completely under control by health authorities. Photo: GIS/File
According to the Minister, to date, 64 of VI’s total confirmed cases were reported on Tortola and 5 cases on Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
According to the Minister, to date, 64 of VI’s total confirmed cases were reported on Tortola and 5 cases on Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has announced that public cooperation and various public health measures have now resulted in the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands being brought completely under control.

In a COVID-19 address this morning, September 16, 2020, Hon Malone announced that COVID-19 recoveries have jumped to 40 full recoveries, up from 37 reported in a September 11, 2020, COVID-19 update, with the current active cases remaining at 28 and 1 death.

3 new cases & 3 recoveries

However, while not announcing new cases, Hon Malone said  the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the Territory now stands at 69, a difference of three since the last total of 66 reported, meaning that the Territory has recorded three new cases.

Hon Malone said of the active cases, “The majority of persons infected with the virus were between 21 and 59 years old; however, of concern is that cases have also been detected among children, teens and older persons.”

According to the Minister, to date, 64 of VI’s total confirmed cases were reported on Tortola and 5 on Anegada.

10-month old baby infected – Hon Malone

The Minister revealed that 7 persons were between the ages of 10 months and 10 years old, 3 were between 10 and 20 years old, and another 3 patients were over the age of 60.

52% of VI’s total cases were recorded among males, with 81% cases detected through case, contact and surveillance, and 19% among returning residents and those seeking healthcare.

Hon Malone urged the people of the VI to continue reporting the illegal movement of people in the Territory, as authorities strengthen border security and prevent the spread of the virus.

11 Responses to “Recent spike in COVID-19 cases now under control - Hon Malone ”

  • Cut deep (16/09/2020, 13:07) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dear Host of C** D**P! For the 2nd time our Government has once agin control the COVID-19 cases. Please don’t have your supporters screw this up for us. The Government doing a good job. Besides what would you have done differently? Oh ya put on a Jam!!!
  • i wanna know (16/09/2020, 13:19) Like (4) Dislike (14) Reply
    WHAT ABOUT THE 1500 THAT WERE RECENTLY MENTIONED?
  • Covid is a flu (16/09/2020, 13:22) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
    Lol what they recovered from though ? What did you give them some tera-flu ? Was they even sick ?
  • Questions to ask (16/09/2020, 13:41) Like (36) Dislike (9) Reply
    #1. Is the other flues taking a vacation
    #2. What scientific method are they using to identify corona from the other flues
    #3. Did the one death case really died from corona while with other complications that wasn't treated
    #4. Is the virus asleep from 5am to 5pm
    #5. How can a deadly virus be inside your body without your intelligent imune system not showing signs
    #6. If so much people was at the bars and politicians claim this virus spreads easy and quick.would they have gotten it under control so quickly.
    If you are fear in judgment as a neutral thinking person you will have to say, THIS IS A AGENDA
  • Life light messenger (16/09/2020, 14:48) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Hon. Carvin Malone, respect you greatly, but who told you that the corona problem is under control in the B.V.I. Have you been listenning to the father of lies. Honestly pray to God the Almighty One. He alone knows all there are we need to know, and all we don't. Only when He says it under control, it is, not you others, and me. Much respect.
  • Life light messemger. (16/09/2020, 15:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Forgive me if you think that I attacked Hon. Carvin Malone. I surely did not. The corona pamdemic is a worldwide kill. A few Country have, and many others are in the process of developing vaccines that they hope will cure those that have it, and stop the suffering of those who don't. No medical teams have anounced that the virus in under control in their Country. How then can one our Honored leader deffenetary say that in our Country the it is truthfully under control? I love Minister Carvin Molone with the Love of God. I forgave you of your error. In life I have made more errors than you have made. Love, faith, hope, and peace. Keep on fighting for the good of humanity, God being your helper.
  • so why (16/09/2020, 16:18) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    People, this is real. If I know three mothers who are not working, because daycares and preschool are closed and CANNOT pay their rent, bills and buy food for their children, then imagine how many more mothers there are like that.
    I hurt for them while I do the little bit I can do to help. But how long will these people suffer.
    My own tenants have not been able to pay their rent. People will die from this kind of stress before they die from Corona.
    Please let the businesses open so people can work and pay their bills.
  • NICK (16/09/2020, 17:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He mean under control today.tomorrow,nobody know.
  • wake up (16/09/2020, 17:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Takes faith to believe it’s under control.

    Three new cases and no idea who they were in contact with so don’t be careless.

    I am still seeing customers in the supermarket without masks and being assisted, some workers with mask beneath their nose, etc.
  • @ cut deep (16/09/2020, 19:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    Hush your silly a$$ up. You just looking publicity. Sick.



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