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USVI records 30 New COVID-19 cases on Friday; 52 in two days

The USVI Department of Health on Friday, August 14, 2020, reported 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus, leading to a total of 52 new cases in two days, as the contagion continues its spread in the territory with St. Croix registering 7 of the new cases, St. Thomas, 22 and St. John, 1. Photo: Internet Source
Governor Albert Bryan Jr on Thursday took bold steps to beat back the virulent disease in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which has been spreading briskly through the community. He moved to shut down non-essential businesses, hotel reservation system, churches, and more in latest 'stay at Home' order. Photo: VI CONSORTIUM
Governor Albert Bryan Jr on Thursday took bold steps to beat back the virulent disease in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which has been spreading briskly through the community. He moved to shut down non-essential businesses, hotel reservation system, churches, and more in latest 'stay at Home' order. Photo: VI CONSORTIUM
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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - The USVI Department of Health on Friday, August 14, 2020, reported 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus, leading to a total of 52 new cases in two days, as the contagion continues its spread in the territory with St. Croix registering 7 of the new cases, St. Thomas, 22 and St. John, 1.

On Thursday, the D.O.H reported 22 new COVID-19 cases, with St. Thomas seeing a majority of the infections with 17, while St. Croix saw 5. 

The health department said it was tracking 206 active cases as of Friday: 167 on St. Thomas, 34 on St. Croix, and 5 on St. John.

So far, out of the 704 people who have tested positive for the virus, D.O.H. said 519 have recovered. A total of 12,133 tests have been performed, 11,383 of which have returned negative.

Nine deaths recorded so far 

Nine Virgin Islanders have died from COVID-19, including a 23-year-old pregnant woman.

Means of transmission in St. Thomas saw 14 community spread cases, 7 close contact, and 1 travel-related. On St. Croix, 6 of the 7 cases were related to close contact while another case remained under investigation as of Friday evening.

The sole case on St. John confirmed Friday was under investigation as well. Governor Albert Bryan Jr on Thursday took bold steps to beat back the virulent disease in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which has been spreading briskly through the community.

He moved to shut down non-essential businesses, hotel reservation system, churches, and more in lastest 'stay at Home' order. 

5 Responses to “USVI records 30 New COVID-19 cases on Friday; 52 in two days”

  • help me (15/08/2020, 18:53) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    and the smith girl from over the cay siding with her charter boat white friends to open up the BVI for a covid 19 playground: the one fellow says some of the charter boat companies plans of leaving BVI but all over this universe have the same COVID 19......some will fell their very birthright for a dollar
    • What are you saying? (15/08/2020, 20:45) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      This message makes no sense ... learn to communicate and you might get a helpful response.
    • Not us (17/08/2020, 08:18) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Have any Virgin Islanders caught the virus or is it just island people, Philipinos and foreign lawyers that catch it. God is good to the BVI.
  • BVI love (15/08/2020, 19:19) Like (11) Dislike (32) Reply
    Thank god for Andrew Fahie and the VIP they have kept us safe
  • Jerry Teeler (22/08/2020, 17:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can we not keep in mind that over 98% of people with this recover fully?


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