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1559 active COVID cases, 31 hospitalised in VI

- 6 COVID-19 related deaths reported
The Virgin Islands now has 1559 active cases of COVID-19, 31 of which have been hospitalised, according to the latest update by the Government on July 14, 2021. Photo: VINO/File
30 of the 31 persons hospitalised with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, according to the Territory's Epidemiological Summary. Photo: Facebook
30 of the 31 persons hospitalised with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, according to the Territory's Epidemiological Summary. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands now has 1559 active cases of COVID-19, 31 of which have been hospitalised, according to the latest update by the Government on July 14, 2021.

There have also been 6 COVID-19 related deaths, although the Territory's Epidemiological Summary as of 9:00pm on July 14, 2021, stated there were only 4 deaths.

Two persons passed away due to the virus at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital on Wednesday and this information was confirmed in a Government Information Service (GIS) press release.

"The Ministry of Health and Social Development is confirming the passing of one more person overnight and one today, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths to six.

"The deceased are a 48-year-old male and a 75-year-old female who were all patients at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital at the time of their passing," the GIS press release yesterday afternoon, July 14, 2021, stated.

30 hospitalised are unvaccinated

Meanwhile, of the 1559 active cases of COVID-19, 31 persons are hospitalised at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

30 of the persons hospitalised are unvaccinated, according to the Territory's Epidemiological Summary.

Health officials have repeatedly stated that while vaccinated persons can still contract COVID-19 they are less likely to become seriously ill.

10, 113 persons have now taken both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine while 13, 999 have taken a first dose.

43 Responses to “1559 active COVID cases, 31 hospitalised in VI”

  • akon (15/07/2021, 08:19) Like (9) Dislike (55) Reply
    Those numbers could never be right, this is flu season.
    • Kelvin Foy (15/07/2021, 09:20) Like (3) Dislike (28) Reply
      Oh please! My people just stick to drinking your bush tea and if you have the symptoms, head over to any beach and take a will be INVINCIBLE!!!
      • Hot colder (15/07/2021, 11:14) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        They will put this as your epitaph on your grave stone.
      • please (15/07/2021, 11:54) Like (17) Dislike (16) Reply
        Kelvin Foy: can direct us to credible medical and or scientific evidence to support your assertions? You’re entitled to an opinion but not your own facts. Bush tea, ginger, chicken soup can all make you feel better but it’s guaranteed that no home remedy will bring those in the hospital back to health, and neither will they prevent infection/transmission.
        • To Please (15/07/2021, 12:35) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
          Well he was bold enough to post that BS on the community board and you would be surprised how many people actually support his BS
      • @Kelvin Foy (15/07/2021, 15:33) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
        Well I jus finished making another batch of my natural meds
        I don’t need no science here.

        The proof is in the pudding.
        Many have used it along with myself and family.
    • Rubber Duck (15/07/2021, 21:29) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      2 more dead tonight July 15 th

      41 in hospital. ALL UNVACCINATED
  • Eagle Eye (15/07/2021, 08:24) Like (58) Dislike (10) Reply
    Happy I took my vaccine. Statistics from around the world shows that 99% of Covid hospitalization patients are unvaccinated. The death count comes from those unvaccinated hospitalization. Of which the British Virgin Islands is no exception. So let people believe these figures or not. The writing is on the wall. This is my summary.
  • SurfRodent (15/07/2021, 08:30) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hmm, I wonder if the UNDP considers this covid19 performance as the model for the eastern Caribbean??
  • Does 30 unvax to 1 vax hospitalized sou d unconvencing to many of you? (15/07/2021, 08:33) Like (26) Dislike (10) Reply
    To me and many others, it sure do not.
    The choice is your. Luck and chances are highly risky, especially facing the deadly covid-19 virus, Ignorance even greater.
    • Yup (15/07/2021, 09:03) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Choice is whoever own, now stop posting same thing like you getting paid.
    • Rubber Duck (15/07/2021, 10:08) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
      When you have a Premier who says “ it’s a personal choice “ and a member of the house of assembly crying on camera as the jab comes near what do you expect?

      It doesn’t hurt , you don’t feel it. Side effects are mostly none and at worst slight. It could save your life.

      Get vaccinated.

      • to Rubber Duck (15/07/2021, 12:39) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
        So, I will be honest....I was one of those who didn't want to take the vaccine because of what I heard people saying. But, I sat and did some serious thinking and well, let's say common sense kicked in and I went for my 1st shot last month . I popped 2 paracatemol and I was good to go....only slight tenderness on my arm for a few days, that's about it.
        • Sensible head (15/07/2021, 15:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          thank you for sharing this, and for getting the vaccine, to protect you and others. I hope lots of the BVI will do the same - get your shot, get protected, and save lives
        • Rubber Duck (15/07/2021, 21:32) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          Well done sir. It is not always easy to overcome your fears . Tell everyone you know please. We don’t want more deaths. We don’t want people suffering.
      • @ rubber duck (15/07/2021, 15:36) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        Stop bullying persons to take the vaccine tired of u on these blogs doing that.

        You took it mind your business follow protocols and keep it moving.
  • problem (15/07/2021, 08:34) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    the problem with these numbers is that they are missing the nunbers on Tortola, they mass tested on Jost(again) and mass tested on VG so there nubers are up and even tested on Anegada but on Tortola where the outbreak IS they stopped testing and told peole to stay home, but they don't do it and the people I know that are sick and staying home to self isolate have not been tested so are not in the numbers but that adds 4 in one house and how many more???
  • dua (15/07/2021, 08:40) Like (54) Dislike (19) Reply
    We can thank all the YouTube Doctors and all who are against the vaccine for the deaths. Unless we can get a handle on COVID-19 we are going to lose a lot of our friends and family. People, what’s wrong with you? Most medication we take has side effects.The unvaccinated ones are the ones begging for the place to open up because they think this thing is a joke, when it starts taking out your family you will understand how stupid you are for not taking the vaccine.
  • oh (15/07/2021, 08:41) Like (49) Dislike (21) Reply
    More deaths coming sadly. This could have easily been prevented with vaccination.
  • omg (15/07/2021, 08:44) Like (36) Dislike (15) Reply
    who don’t hear will feel
  • omg (15/07/2021, 08:44) Like (19) Dislike (30) Reply
    Only Jesus alone can help us at this time.So please BVI Let us call on the Lord.
    • Guest (15/07/2021, 09:20) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
      keep calling, no one is home to answer your call.
      even he/she needs a break
      • Ghost (15/07/2021, 13:00) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ guest … from your blogs I can tell that you don’t believe in God; I pray when you get in your calamity you don’t go calling on Him.. His Word in Psalms says that the fool in his heart says there’s no God and Proverbs says that the fear of God is the Beginning of wisdom. What a wonderful God and Father He is in that here you and others are saying whatever about Him, and “yet” in His Abundant Love and Mercy He lets you live.. that’s called “Unmerited Love”.. Always Best to be Wise..
    • NICK (15/07/2021, 09:33) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
      only the vaccine alone can help please BVI go and get your jab.
    • vaxxed (15/07/2021, 10:01) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Lord helped us by giving man knowledge and wisdom to provide a vaccine. He also gave us free will to choose.
    • @wow (15/07/2021, 10:04) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
      It’s your right to believe that Jesus will save your God given soul but it is not right to say, and tell others, “Jesus alone can help us at this time”, when there is very effective vaccine that will help combat the virus once it enters the respiratory tract. A vaccine that is the difference between health and disease and, in some cases, life and death. “The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves.” Please HELP YOURSELF and get vaccinated with both doses ASAP!
  • Curious (15/07/2021, 08:58) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    What about the recoveries? Not hearing anything about those. No one has recovered since this outbreak has started???
  • Old Age (15/07/2021, 09:05) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Thankfully most old people only read news and don’t do independent research, then force their views on their kids. If you want take a experimental vaccine do it and keep it between you and your circle, easy on the blogs now because once someone mind is made up nothing could change it!
    • @ Old Age (15/07/2021, 11:19) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      It is not an “experimental” vaccine. (MRNA technology has been in research for 10 years)
      Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH (an evangelical Christian who also believes in science) says the only corners that were cut in the emergency development of these vaccines was “Red Tape”. Scientist’s all over the world were dropping other research to work on this because it was/is a Global Health Emergency! As we are only getting a taste of here in the BVI, because people so strongly rejected vaccination.
  • Cruise Ships!!! (15/07/2021, 09:17) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    I haven't heard about any breakout on cruise ships, so I decided to google it myself.

    I recommend everyone does it... then try to tell me how we became so infected so fast.
  • 2030 (15/07/2021, 09:22) Like (3) Dislike (19) Reply
    Total 1st dose = 13,999
    Total 2nd dose = 10,113
    Estimated VI population = 35,000

    Estimated population percentage fully vaccinated = 28.89% (10,113/35,000)
  • Really??? (15/07/2021, 09:24) Like (25) Dislike (7) Reply
    My close family can not be vaccinated due to medical issues - they are in the minority. I got vaccinated to protect them. Everyone that "could" but won't get vaccinated, puts my family at risk and I cuss all your selfish a**es. Fasting, praying and all the blood of Jesus ain't going to make this go away. It's 2021 people - do your research, get vaccinated, save lives.
  • ... (15/07/2021, 09:25) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see man them say got COVID up and down on scooter so god knows how much really out deh mass spreading this thing
  • vi (15/07/2021, 10:20) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    My friends take this thing seriously
  • Give us some good news (15/07/2021, 10:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    How many recovery to date...
  • Unbelievable (15/07/2021, 11:20) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    @Akon it is not Flu season as yet.
  • Do you know what? (15/07/2021, 11:50) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    I have spent the last year trying to explain the whole vax thing and couldn't get 1 person to change their mind.
    Now it is too late, it's game on and there is nothing we can do about it.
    It's like watching a train crash. Darwin's law is about to smash head on in to religion and we unfortunately are sitting courtside.
  • World Onlooker (15/07/2021, 15:38) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Darwin's law is alive and well today in the B V I .
  • Well (15/07/2021, 17:39) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is getting extreme lord have mercy
  • understand peeps (15/07/2021, 21:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes, we are believers in God. God made man. Man are scientists and doctors. God made them to protect us and we must believe that our Lord made them to help us fight disease. It is written and it must me adhered to. Not all scientists believe in the Big Bang and not all doctors do either. They adhere to science as it relates to cures. Think about it seriously. Our God created good doctors and scientists to help us. If you get sick, seek expert and proven help to get better. We are in a crisis, seek God as he is the one asking you to trust in his creations. Do not let misinterpreted online new sway you. Protect yourself. Protect your children. Protect you family. Just get the jab. It is what our Lord and heavenly father created us to do. Please do not be mislead by all the media. All of the diseases of the past have avoided many deaths by using modern medicine. Please be smart and do not be a cause of your own death and those who love you. It is so hard to understand with all the hype but really this is serious and you must do the right thing or we will not be able to handle to number of sickness and deaths.

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