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2 pregnant women among 32 hospitalised for COVID-19

-Acting BVIHSA CEO Mrs Cedorene P. Malone-Smith said hospitalisation age range from 16-94
Two pregnant women are among 32 persons hospitalized at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for COVID-19, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BVI Health Services Authority, Mrs Cedorene P. Malone-Smith announced. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Cederene Malone-Smith made the announcement on hospitalisation during a COVID-19 webcast, last evening yesterday, July 23, 2021, on the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS). Photo: Facebook
Mrs Cederene Malone-Smith made the announcement on hospitalisation during a COVID-19 webcast, last evening yesterday, July 23, 2021, on the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS). Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two pregnant women are among 32 persons hospitalized at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for COVID-19, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Mrs Cedorene P. Malone-Smith announced.

Mrs Malone-Smith made the announcement during a COVID-19 webcast, last evening yesterday, July 23, 2021, on the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS).

“As of today, we have 32 patients in hospital, 16 in the special care nursery, 6 in ER, 6 in ICU, 2 in the Behavioral Ward Unit and yes, 2 on the OB unit,” she said.

Mrs Malone-Smith said the two moms-to-be came as COVID-19 positive paitents, however, the hospital is managing the cases.

Vaccinate to protect relatives - Mrs Malone-Smith 

With a discharge number of 25 persons to date, Mrs. Malone-Smith also revealed the scope of ages that have been hospitalized with COVID-19 while she encouraged vaccination.

“Our age ranges for admitted patients on the ground right now of the 32, the ages [are] 16-94,” she said.

The acting CEO also reminded that when persons get vaccinated, it should not be for themselves, rather, to protect relatives like elderly grandparents and young children in the home, “those folks are now in the hospital unvaccinated and positive,” she said.

The VI as of July 23, 2021, currently has 1,109 active confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, with cases gradually decreasing following a virus outbreak in the past two weeks. 

38 Responses to “2 pregnant women among 32 hospitalised for COVID-19”

  • Sensible head (24/07/2021, 18:18) Like (71) Dislike (18) Reply
    Please please vaccinate
    I went past the drive thru today. Volunteers soaking wet waving and smiling trying to encourage people in their cars to turn in
    Don’t let more people die because you won’t get the vaccine.
    Thank you to all the hospital team for all you are doing. We really appreciate you and pray for you.
    • Peaches (24/07/2021, 20:03) Like (13) Dislike (62) Reply
      Y'all sheep are still being deceived into thinking that this vaccine will stop you from dying? Dream on!
      • @PEACHES (24/07/2021, 22:20) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
        Wrong again, Peaches. We just know that the vaccine will help us avoid dying of Covid.

        You All are the one who has been drinking the conspiracy theory Kool-Aide.
      • @PEACHES (25/07/2021, 09:25) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
        Maybe you are the “sheep” following false prophets. There are so many of these in the BVI preaching nonsense to the gullible from their fancy stages.
      • @PEACHES (25/07/2021, 10:47) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
        Stop warning them people about the vax we’ll see what happens to those who take part in the experiment in the years to come
    • @Sensible Head (25/07/2021, 07:08) Like (7) Dislike (23) Reply
      I wonder how much they paying yall to keep saying this. I will never take that vaccine and it is what it is.
      • Wow, Bitchute? (25/07/2021, 09:40) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
        Man, you just exposed yourself.

        What is BitChute:
        "BitChute is a video hosting service known for accommodating far-right individuals, conspiracy theorists and for hosting hate speech"

        This is where you're getting your hard-hitting facts?

        Tbh I don't know what to say.

        You're deep in the rabbit hole.

        I hope one day you can make it out. I also hope you're not forcing these ideals on your family.

        Pray you get some help. Take care of yourself.
        • @wow (25/07/2021, 16:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          Lmao because it doesn’t go along with your narrative or the mainstreams narrative ? All the senators who spoke out scientist and medical experts are all conspiracy. As I said we’ll see who’s right and wrong in the years to come
      • BIG AL (25/07/2021, 10:35) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply followers
        You fools who are getting your information from that White Supremacist website, you ever thought that it's those racist conspiracy theorists want black and brown people dead? The Proud Boys and other white Supremacist racist groups don't want us in the same world as they. People stop reading those pop up websites that is spreading false news and propaganda. Use your brains. Does this website looks like a legitimate source to get accurate information from? That's why they think that we are stupid and undeserving because we take whatever they feed us, and don't investigate. Stop being so gullible. God bless my people.
        • Babba (25/07/2021, 12:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          I think extremists of all races and beliefs are using this Covid to sow discord amongst us.
          Ignore them and stick to mainstream facts. Use your brain.
    • FDA: PCR not fit for testing (25/07/2021, 07:16) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
  • Proud (24/07/2021, 18:20) Like (22) Dislike (34) Reply
    All who was calling for open the place, look it ohPenn now. How you all happy
    • voiceofreason (24/07/2021, 19:37) Like (32) Dislike (86) Reply
      People were calling to open the place but not recklessly. The decision to open for the fully vaccinated without testing and quarantine is what contributed to this surge.
    • reality (24/07/2021, 20:15) Like (38) Dislike (13) Reply
      the unvaxed cannot make the rules, the world cannot be locked up because the unvaxed want to listen to Facebook doctors instead of their doctors.
  • bvi (24/07/2021, 19:01) Like (42) Dislike (105) Reply
    @ Proud If you going to blame penn for asking to open up the place, yes the place was open up with protocol in place, texting going good, quarantine was working. But remember on june the 10 the health minister said Ahead of expecting the return of cruise passengers Thursday, British Virgin Islands health officials have announced that fully vaccinated persons can enter the territory from Tuesday and won’t be required to quarantine or texting, i guess the health minister forget the fully vaccinated persons can carry the virus, put the blame where the blame should go
    • @ bvi (24/07/2021, 22:06) Like (112) Dislike (3) Reply
      one can only imagine if penn and his political party was in power: under the ndp they would have been no lockdown: it would have been dollars & cents over the health of the residents

      the gentleman who is the new operation leader stood in every sitting of the house ranting about open the ports the young man made sure to sponsor personal press conferences just to push for ports to open(hon penn knew the seriousness of this thing call covid 19....look at other nations in this world fully affected by covid 19) almost everyone in this country owns radio; owns tv and follow global news

      some of you have the thing to be a joke especially the ones that broke: stop send all your money out of the territory save some for rainy days: stop buying fake hair and fake nails save some money in bvi as well

  • fact (24/07/2021, 19:26) Like (21) Dislike (22) Reply

    Approved: December 30, 2020

    Phase 3 trials data

    Efficacy at blocking symptoms (one dose): 70%
    Efficacy against severe illness (one dose): 100%
    Real world data:

    Efficacy at stopping transmission: 70%
    Efficacy at blocking symptoms: Between 60 and 73%
    Efficacy against severe illness: 80%
    How it works: Adenovirus vaccine – To make the vaccine, the common cold virus is genetically modified to trigger it to make the Covid spike protein — which the virus uses to invade cells.

    When the vaccine is administered the patient’s immune system attacks the spike protein by building antibodies, priming it to fight off Covid before it leads to an infection.
    • You got it all wrong (24/07/2021, 20:10) Like (11) Dislike (42) Reply
      what about all the people that have died from this vaccine? You fools are totally ignoring the deaths and the injuries to this vaccine. Time will reveal all things. You all don't know that you all are being deceived just like Eve. Oh, thou shalt not surely die!!
      • Claptrap (24/07/2021, 22:57) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ You got it all wrong: How many have died from the vaccine alone? Can you tell us, please? Can you cite a credible, verifiable source (other than social media) that describes a single case of mortalily from the vaccine alone? Sure, there have been adverse effects from it, about 1 per million people vaccinated, but not deaths AFIK. Current COVID mortality in the BVI is running at about 25 deaths per about 2000 cases, or about 12,5000 per million for unvaccinated people. Every vaccine, every medication, every medical treatment has a risk of adverse comsequence, but the associated risks usually outweigh the risks of no action. Spouting opinions regarding COVID that have no factual basis only serves to propagate the virus. Perhaps you see this as desirable. Tell us why.
      • To much (25/07/2021, 00:29) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
        25 dead from taking nothing.
        O dead from taking the vaccine.
        You got it wrong, you got it wrong.
    • Tell us (24/07/2021, 23:35) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
      Does those studies include black people or those of a different hue? This vaccine affects whites differently to blacks/other.

      Furthermore, when we were inoculated against polio/mumps, we didn’t get it nor transmit it like you can Covid.
      Everything is being pushed, but would our health officials share the diverse findings of the side effects?
      • crazy people (25/07/2021, 12:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        How is it possible I live in the same world as people who believe that the vaccine affects people of different races differently?
  • Listen (24/07/2021, 19:40) Like (15) Dislike (16) Reply
    When u turn ur back on god u think the jabs can save u only god save not the dock not the pastor not ur wife nor ur husband only god yohl put god in the back a praising the vac
  • ABC (24/07/2021, 19:45) Like (2) Dislike (12) Reply
    I notice in the 1st foto is says Peebles Hospital but the article says Dr. D Orlando Smith Hospital. ????
  • uztztrghfdgfd (24/07/2021, 19:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Gospel Truth (24/07/2021, 20:39) Like (18) Dislike (9) Reply
    How foolish could you be from the minute fully vaccinated people walked free that cause the whole problem dont need a rocket scientist to see that most foolish thing i ever heard
  • It is strange that a large number of unvax wrongly believe that vaxxers are guilty of covid-19 spike. (24/07/2021, 21:25) Like (20) Dislike (10) Reply
    A deluded mind is a sick mind. Mind sick people abnormally see thing opppsite to how they really are.
    Please, unvaxxers accept help while you are able to. Stop gambling with your own precious life, and endangering the lifes of your family, your friends, and your neighbors. This is an old, and meaningful saying: "check yourself before you wreck yourself."
    I urge you to take both anti- covid virus vaccines jabs.
    You msy or may not experience side effects, but you will not become lifeless corpes. But on the other hand, if you become with the covid-19 virus, not vaccinated, you most likely will be added to the list of the dead.
    The chose is your own to make. Sooner or later all humans will die, but life is far more valuable to you and others than death. Also, the vaxxers are far more wiser than the unvaxxers, believe it or not.


  • No choice (24/07/2021, 21:26) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well against my will I took the vaccine why? Well looks like covid dont going no where now.
  • Prayer works (24/07/2021, 21:44) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    God is able to restore these individuals to good health. Father, please cover each of them and deliver them from this virus. Have mercy Lord on their souls oh Lord and if any there that does not know you as Lord and savior that they would cry out to you God for salvation. Bless and guide the hands of the Doctors and nurses Lord. Keep all save in Jesus’ name. Amen
  • Praying for moms (24/07/2021, 21:55) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord I pray that those two moms recover and return safely to their families.
  • .... (24/07/2021, 22:08) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    when ever I see ICU I just say a prayer aint much the make it from that unit
  • Wake Up! (25/07/2021, 07:36) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    So what do you call a person who is unvaxxed, survived COVID with little or no symptoms and now have the same antibodies (naturally) as the same one in the vaccine? Waking miracles? How do they fit in the new vaxxed world? Elementary decision making and leaders with no clear cut common sense or proactive thinking is what got us here! June 15th a stupid, selfish decision was made and now July 25 we are reaping the benefits or A government making and changing their own COVID rules to suit them….. not the people (blame who need to get blame)
  • Outsider (25/07/2021, 08:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can I get a vaccine? I am pregnant. Last time they said I can’t get it (AstraZeneca).
    • virus (25/07/2021, 12:46) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      Don’t get the vaccine why you pregnant you will born with horns.
  • mad max (25/07/2021, 09:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once again the general level of reasoning in the BVi (if sampled from these comments) is alarming.
  • ausar (25/07/2021, 17:11) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Pregnant women CANNOT be vaccinated!

    This is why expectant mothers must be super careful during these trying times!

    Distancing is key! Avoid crowds, ALWAYS wear masks, even around family members and friends NOT living in your home!

    Walk with your own sanitizer and sanitize hands, before AND after, touching ANYTHING!

    Do not wear clothes more than once before laundering THIS is so critucal..Now is NOT the time for fashionable of anything. Wash and wear clothing only!

    This stuff walks in on clothing, bags, shoes, inside cars, etc.

    Sanitize EVERYTHING!

    Only VIGILANCE is gonna get us through this!
  • lol (26/07/2021, 23:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can't save de mumu

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