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14th COVID-19 related death recorded in VI

- 48-year-old male who died overnight, July 17, 2021, is latest fatality
The Ministry of Health and Social Development is reporting that one additional person has died from COVID-19 related complications according to the latest update for today Saturday, July 17, 2021. Photo: Internet Source
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) while expressing condolences to the families of the recent deceased, urged persons in the territory to get vaccinated. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) while expressing condolences to the families of the recent deceased, urged persons in the territory to get vaccinated. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry of Health and Social Development is reporting that one additional person has died from COVID-19 related complications according to the latest update for today Saturday, July 17, 2021.

The individual has been revealed as a 48-year-old male who died in the overnight hours.

Just last evening, July 16, 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had confirmed 13  deaths which included the previously unreported death of a 76-year-old female who died on July 14.  

The Health Ministry confirmed that five of the COVID-related deaths in the latest stats have happened in the last two days alone.

“The recent deceased are an 81-year-old female, a 33-year-old male, a 53-year-old female and a 62-year-old female who died yesterday, and a 48-year-old male who died overnight.  All were patients at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital at the time of their passing,” the Ministry said in the release.

Get vaccinated - Health Minister urges 

Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) while expressing condolences to the families of the recent deceased, urged persons in the territory to get vaccinated.

“We have to stay strong and keep forging ahead. I implore all unvaccinated persons to come out today and tomorrow to the Festival Grounds between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to get vaccinated.”

The VI currently has 1,596 active confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to the acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald E. Georges in a COVID-19 update last evening, July 16, 2021, based on stats reported on July 15, 2021.

Hon Malone reminded that vaccination is proven to be the best chance to stay safe and avoid future outbreaks in the Territory

63 Responses to “14th COVID-19 related death recorded in VI ”

  • vi (17/07/2021, 14:59) Like (57) Dislike (34) Reply
    My people get the vaccine please let us control this thing we can do this
  • Hbh Da Don (17/07/2021, 15:06) Like (16) Dislike (100) Reply
    Why should we? The fire of the chalice is the only thing that help rascalfari conquer this. Everyone know the vaccine was made by the deep state to inject we with chips and then track the very moves of all 8 billion of the world inhabitants. Next dem fi come for me herbs. Our next campaign will be to force bvi government to stop mandatory schooling for children and instead let them learn at home on their own. Alu think i stupid but remember i finish 2nd form, so this is facts!
    • Guest (17/07/2021, 15:17) Like (62) Dislike (19) Reply
      pity you didnt finish 3rd form but most likely wouldnt have made a difference
      ignorance is bliss
      • @Hbh Da Don (17/07/2021, 15:53) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
        You are a twat of the first order!
      • Rubber Duck (17/07/2021, 15:55) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
        Failing 2nd form and being asked to leave is not '...finish 2nd form'
        • Rubber Duck (17/07/2021, 17:27) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
          Get your own name , and a brain.

          He was being satirical

          Yes I know you don’t know what it means.

          Look it up
          • asking for a friend (17/07/2021, 18:42) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
            It got like three “rubber ducks” two whites racist ones, and an ndp one, who is the real one?
            • Rubber Duck (17/07/2021, 19:02) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
              Is like the Scarlet Pimpernel. No one knows who or what he really is.

              But only the real one would know wtf Sir Percy Blakeney was.
            • Not asking a friend (17/07/2021, 19:40) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
              Look in the sound like the racist one!
    • vick (17/07/2021, 15:20) Like (36) Dislike (8) Reply
      who care about tracking you.Get real man,you belong to a psychiatric place.
    • WHAT!!! (17/07/2021, 15:32) Like (27) Dislike (14) Reply
      “Da Don”
      I don’t think your stupid I know you stupid.
    • Funny (17/07/2021, 15:36) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
      Funniest comment I have read today.
    • NICK (17/07/2021, 15:38) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
      if you believe in what you say,you should not be using any computers and cellphones as they can really track you with theses devices. As for teaching from home,it may work with few people but the majority of us can't do that unless you want your kids to be dumb all theirs life.
      • point (17/07/2021, 18:30) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Isn't that that the point don trying to make. Will they track all those billions of ppl in this world with a vaccine when they could just use your own phone.
    • clown (17/07/2021, 16:05) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Everybody know you ain’t hbh, shock to see ppl respond like is him..guess we know who easily fooled into stuff.
    • @Hbh Da Don (17/07/2021, 16:24) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Mr. Da Don, you are either a foolish person or emotionally-mentally ill to be spouting this conspiracy theory rubbish.
    • @Hbh Da Don (17/07/2021, 16:33) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Whoever employs this cretin and enables him to have a voice to address naive people should be ashamed. It as as bad as teachers joining in with similar nonsense and speaking to the most vulnerable, the children.

      Employer do the right things and stop enabling this idiot.
    • Cellphone (17/07/2021, 16:38) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      I pretty sure you got and use a cellphone - they been tracking you for years lol!
    • lol (17/07/2021, 17:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      You are being intentionally silly now. It's is not funny. What is wrong with you?
    • Struop (17/07/2021, 17:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      @hdh Da don!! Dude shut up pleassees
    • Joker (17/07/2021, 18:41) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Do you really think someone wants to track a dummy like you…. Cumon man use your brain
    • what (17/07/2021, 18:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      You’re as crazy as a bat.
    • Reply Hbh Da Don (17/07/2021, 19:03) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      You reminded every young person visiting this site why it’s important to stay in school.. your stupidity made my day; ha ha. Good show, sport.
    • Jay (18/07/2021, 02:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You afraid ofa chip that could be inserted through that tiny needle which is impossible, at the same time you posting from a smart phone which makes it much much easier for any government to track every single moveand every single breath you take,,,,wake up
  • Xxx (17/07/2021, 15:15) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is sad
  • whatever (17/07/2021, 15:27) Like (15) Dislike (21) Reply
    So true Don, I am not afraid to say that my best subject in school was lunch but I didn't eat my damn school fee, something about this vaccine doesn't add up, too much secrecy, why some states in the USA don't want it? Why some part of Europe don't want it? They don't even want it in The UK yet the send it down here and our stupid greedy Governments of the Caribbean forcing it on us as if they can't read or decipher for themselves. Bring the Cuban vaccine and me and my entire family of 32 members would be first in line.
    Kill us dead we not bowing down to take something that we ain't sure of, I rather died.
    • Yow (17/07/2021, 15:55) Like (4) Dislike (18) Reply
      That Cuban vaccine type is what they could have started with instead of going experimental mRNA sparking controversy.
      • @YOW (17/07/2021, 16:48) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
        Do your research before you put out misleading information.The Astra Zeneca vaccine is NOT an mRNA vaccine.It is a viral vector vaccine.Too much misinformation in these posts.
      • WOW (17/07/2021, 17:06) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
        mRNA is the US moderna and pfizer. Astrazeneca is virus sector, old and proven technology.
    • Dummy (17/07/2021, 18:43) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      Let bodies keep stacking up and you’ll be begging for the vaccine. Watch and see tough guy
  • Have Mercy Lord (17/07/2021, 15:29) Like (35) Dislike (6) Reply

    Where the Covid experts H**itage, R**al, P**ko and the so call GOD MOVEMENT now? Before all these deaths they were loud and proud on the internet talking about “Covid not real” and “conspiracy theory”. Now we losing our brothers and sisters so they quiet. Rip to all the fallen. People wake up and smell the coffee. Go and get vaccinated. DO NOT LET THOSE 5 LUNATICS CONTINUE TO KILL US OFF! Disgrace to the human race.

  • Me. Again (17/07/2021, 15:40) Like (13) Dislike (34) Reply
    Can it be the hospital is contaminated??

    This is suppose a be a place of rescue and hope NOT despair : ALL deaths are at the
  • E. Leonard (17/07/2021, 15:50) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    The turn out to get the jab is positive news. Getting the jab is the quickest way to herd immunity, protecting the community, family members, co-workers, congregation members, domino and sports team members, social events and club events members, yourselves......etc. Along with the human factor benefit, getting the jab promotes national productivity and boosts the economy. The benefits of getting the jab clearly outweigh any potential risks. At home and abroad, i.e., US, the vast majority of people being hospitalized and succumbing to the deadly Covid-19 virus were unvaccinated. Avoid unnecessary deaths, get the jab.

    Moreover, the other way of attaining herd immunity is a large percentage of the population contracting the virus and developing an immunity to it. The downside is that large number of people may die. A proven, safe and protective vaccine is a much better and less costly option. The VI is currently in a crisis situation but if everyone do his or her part, soon the VI would emerge on the other side in better shape. It is dark now but morning is nigh. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. Be well, be safe.
  • Sad (17/07/2021, 15:55) Like (15) Dislike (16) Reply
    The ac in the hospital casing the delta variant to be more deadly people them need some sun
  • Thought (17/07/2021, 15:57) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
    People drink hot tea couple times a day an steam your face
  • About time “ are you scared ? (17/07/2021, 16:01) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    Condolences to all those who lost a love one.

    The last set of people are scared people! The deaths scare them so now they running for the said vaccine they condemn. You’ll was too busy listening to Tola radio; look at all now as set of clowns. At least you’ll did the right thing!
    • @About time “ are you scared ? (18/07/2021, 10:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's a bit harsh... we all come from countries that are mass manipulated by media... what makes you think that your country men and woman didn't listen to the same rubbish?
      Lot of short memories on here.
  • Listen (17/07/2021, 16:08) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    If you get it stay home, they collapsing your lungs with the ventilators then taking you off for new patients and there goes the death rate plus one.
    • @ listen (18/07/2021, 09:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What are you talking about? this covid has been going on for 18 months all over the world. This didn't turn up globally last week... only here.
      I hope you don't catch it but I also hope you give a ventilator to someone who has family if/when you do... be a man of conviction and refuse the technology. Don't be a hypocrite, die alone at home with pride.
      I would if I believed the nonsense that came out of my mouth... I would be to embarrassed to be saved by one if I thought like you. Real talk!!!
  • WOW (17/07/2021, 16:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    life have certainly changed in the british virgin islands some might recall have 10 deaths per year
  • Lillian (17/07/2021, 16:27) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    well i got to say that the AC yes keep the virus flying around so more people will be contaminated this is very thuth
    • @lilian (18/07/2021, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Mhhh when it’s not logical you have to ask how reliable is the best standard. Critically it seems the best standard allowed the virus to walk in without quarantine.

      AC probably isn’t beneficial for them or it’s containment and the virus didn’t spring out of thin air for all the statistics and updates there is none on the origin of this outbreak.

      If the best standards are always changing and we’re following them as gospel vs using them as guidance for our locale then we’re in trouble.

      Out the window went previous information about the incubation period. Vaccination should not be linked to increased freedom at the cost of spreading the virus.
  • Juicy (17/07/2021, 16:46) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    They keep saying is unvaccinated persons dieting Question will they say dat vaccinated person s are dieting to they using the unvaccinated persons to put fear in us
  • Juicy (17/07/2021, 16:54) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    Every husband years you hearing about a new virus never had a vaccine for than a year an a half year it was a out aids an is covid 19 they doing all kind of things giving $20 Voucher 10% of interns why brainwash us to take vaccines dat they claim is so so for our health
  • WOW (17/07/2021, 17:30) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Regarding the different vaccines the AZ vaccine is a different technology from pfitzer and moderna
    However both oxford AZ and Johnson & Johnson have pledged to sell the product at cost ($2-4 a dose) but not so Pfizer and Moderna ($20 per dose)
    Multiply the cost by the double dose of world vaccination numbers and a smear campaign by the profit making vaccine makers would ensure the purchase if their vaccine over the cheaper as effective one.
    This is an old game
    Dr Wakefield whon"researched" the link between autism and the MMR vaccine was paid by the competitor to MMR and lost his license as a result.
    France and Germany held back on the issue of AZ vaccine as their own national vaccine had not reached full development.
    Then some ask why the developing countries are buying 4 times their requirement? What an excellent trading chip with developing nations in exchange for...... mineral rights? Access to natural recourse?
    Its business as usual and buisness is good. Just got to get that cheap vaccine off the market so they can get down to making money. How would you go about that?
    I wonder
    • Rubber Duck (17/07/2021, 18:58) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Interesting thoughts. The US pharmaceutical business is one of the most powerful in the world. US consumers pay far more for drugs ( and all healthcare ) than anywhere else ( and in case you think that is for quality , they don’t live as long as the British for example and the infant mortality rate is worse than Macau)

      That the British invented AZ vaccine is not approved in the US is not really a surprise. US drug companies protect their own markets and the fact that AZ is one tenth their cost and sold at $2 for no profit is not going to help when Pfizer is charging $20 a pop for their (German invented ) vaccine and raking in the profits.
      • @rubber duck (18/07/2021, 10:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Completely agree, apart from the Macau bit. Not the best benchmark.
  • The stupid (17/07/2021, 18:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ones are always the crowd
  • Reading Is Fundamental (17/07/2021, 19:19) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Reading these blogs and thinking maybe some of you shouldn’t take the vaccine? Maybe the overall IQ of the territory will improve if a few of you were removed from the gene pool.
  • Factss (17/07/2021, 19:53) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Getting vaccinated is not gonna save you but staying dehydrated and taking vitamins and having a healthy diet will . Get those natural herbs. And also continuing to practice social distancing, wearing mask n sanitize. Y'all also need to stay off the road if you don't have any use of being there. Y'all don't understand that taking this vaccine will not save you because the virus is within you and not everybody bodies can't fight it.
  • Optimist (17/07/2021, 22:45) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    A prayer for all .
    Father we pray for wisdom and healing . Touch all Nurses and doctors. Father we bind up all sickness and disease. Touch all the sick and restore their health. Take hold of our thoughts and guide us through these perilous times. Amen!

    I hope we can show a little more empathy for all the lives lost so suddenly. Condolences to all the families .
  • Real facts (18/07/2021, 00:10) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mr Factss You are really crazy. If you have not yet contracted the virus taking the vaccine will -
    (a) lessen your chances of getting infected and spreading it and
    (b) lessen considerably your chances of getting seriously ill (if you do get infected) or winding up in the hospital
    icu or the morgue

    Those are proven facts. There is no evidence to support your vitamin/herbs and diet theory. By the way dehydration
    is stupid, dangerous and should be avoided .Which part of your garbage heap did you dig the dehydration bit up from? Granted you are on track with your advice re social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitising so perhaps
    you are not totally crazy after all
  • Struppzzz (18/07/2021, 09:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why do you think God created natural herbs??? For style? . Most of us came from down island countries and when we are sick we always use our natural herbs or natural home remedies.
  • @Hbh Da Don (18/07/2021, 10:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please cut of your access to the internet and disconnect your phone (s). Please do this for the people of Tortola if you care.

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