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41 currently hospitalised with COVID-19 in VI

The latest stats coming out from the epidemiology unit of the Virgin Islands (VI) is that the territory now has 41 persons hospitalised with COVID-19 as of July 15, 2021. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The latest stats coming out from the epidemiology unit of the Virgin Islands (VI) is that the territory now has 41 persons hospitalised with COVID-19 as of July 15, 2021.

The stats released today, July 16, 2021, also indicated that 1,602 persons are currently infected with the virus.

While total death as of yesterday was recorded as 8, as of today there has been another reported COVID-19 death, which brings the total deaths to 9.

The latest stats also indicated that 14,147 persons in the territory have received one dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with just 10,327 persons having received both doses.

Our news center will bring more information as it becomes available. 

62 Responses to “41 currently hospitalised with COVID-19 in VI”

  • omg (16/07/2021, 12:45) Like (11) Dislike (90) Reply
    Lock down now
    • OR... (16/07/2021, 15:29) Like (26) Dislike (11) Reply
      Vaccinate now!
      • Rubber Duck (16/07/2021, 21:16) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        It is not often that Premier Fahie , Claude Skelton Clyde and myself agree, so it must be obvious

        Everyone who has sadly died of Covid including 4 today , 2 of whom were 31 and 36 years old, was unvaccinated

        Everyone of the 25 currently in the hospital is unvaccinated.

        What we all 3 agree is that if you want to live through this -

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe (16/07/2021, 13:04) Like (45) Dislike (24) Reply

    COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.
    COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that these vaccines are safe and effective.
    COVID-19 vaccines have received and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring COVID-19 vaccines work.
    • Doctor Know (16/07/2021, 15:24) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      Those are the US vaccines not used here. The AZ vaccines are based on even more proven older technology.

      Did you know : the first people in modern times to routinely use vaccines were Africans.
    • bvi (16/07/2021, 15:31) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      Nobody cares what happens in the US. It’s irrelevant. We need the vaccine because it’s obviously a defence against Covid. Not because some foreign country says so.
      • Why the US matters (18/07/2021, 12:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        The reasons why we benchmark the US is because it is far more technologically advanced than the BVI and with such a vast population and highly regulated environment, their statistics are reliable. Yes there are scandals in the US - but at least we hear about them publicity in the news. In contrast, we are not referencing China.
  • Once you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing more (16/07/2021, 13:07) Like (9) Dislike (24) Reply

    After you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you can resume many activities that you did before the pandemic. You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
    People are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. You should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated.
    Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination for people with underlying medical conditions or weakened immune systems
    • @Once you are fully (16/07/2021, 15:14) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      Hence the reason you are spreading the virus
      You think you can’t contract or spread
      You have no symptoms and u let’s your guards done you are super human....
    • no way (16/07/2021, 17:09) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Treat persons as equals vaccinated or not because this narrative of vaccine incentives is what probably caused the outbreak considering the timing of the outbreak.

      Most of the vaccine have not been developed with traditional technology. There’s different types of vaccines mRNA being one that is relatively new and was fast tracked for humans due to Covid.

      If the facts of the vaccine was transparent from the start persons wouldn’t have doubts, conspiracies & EU regulators wouldn’t have had cause to halt certain brands or consider one vaccine brand to safer than others.

      Persons want to make an educated choice and the overly pro-vaccine propaganda hurts the case for vaccination when people get online and see that in fact there are deaths & risks associated with brands of the vaccine some being more prone to causing serious side effects in comparison to other brands.
  • None of the COVID-19 vaccines (16/07/2021, 13:08) Like (20) Dislike (13) Reply

    None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. Learn more Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection (16/07/2021, 13:10) Like (15) Dislike (13) Reply

    Get vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. Studies have shown that vaccination provides a strong boost in protection in people who have recovered from COVID-19,.
    Learn more about the clinical considerations for people were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, or history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults or children (MIS-A or MIS-C).
    COVID-19 is still a threat to people who are unvaccinated. Some people who get COVID-19 can become severely ill, which could result in hospitalization, and some people have ongoing health problems several weeks or even longer after getting infected. Even people who did not have symptoms when they were infected can have these ongoing health problems.
  • Immunity after COVID-19 vaccination (16/07/2021, 13:10) Like (6) Dislike (29) Reply

    There is still a lot we are learning about COVID-19 vaccines and CDC is constantly reviewing evidence and updating guidance. We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated.
    What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people.
    If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
    At this time, there are limited data on vaccine effectiveness in people who are immunocompromised, including those taking immunosuppressive medications. Learn more about the considerations for fully vaccinated people who are immunocompromised.
  • Can I vaccinate if I am pregnant (16/07/2021, 13:13) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    Yes, if you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

    You might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider to help you decide whether to get vaccinated. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    If you are pregnant and have received a COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to enroll in v-safe, CDC’s smartphone-based tool that provides personalized health check-ins after vaccination. A v-safe pregnancy registry has been established to gather information on the health of pregnant people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Outsider (16/07/2021, 17:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Only AZ is available in Virgin Islands and the doctors here will not prescribe AZ to pregnant women. I know this from personal experience. If anyone has other information, please do share it. It is a difficult situation for pregnant women.
    • hmmm (17/07/2021, 07:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      any pregnant woman will have to be crazy to get vaccinated while pregnant...studies are still ongoing in these groups of ppl and new info coming out every day...sometimes even the doctors are not updated properly...just wash hands,wear masks ...stay away from immune system and u will be fine
  • Persons with underlying conditions (16/07/2021, 13:14) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
    • Eagle Eye (16/07/2021, 17:58) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I do have (3) underlying health conditions. High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and a Heart Problem. Took my second dose of vaccine (2) months ago. Did my own research. Took my vaccine. People do your own research. The vaccine can save you. Negative minds can't. Anti-vaxxers reminds me of Donald Trump.
  • priest (16/07/2021, 13:15) Like (19) Dislike (13) Reply
    2 cases and one death the territory was locked down for weeks. The Governor, Premier and Health Minister were giving daily public press conferences. Almost two thousand cases later and eight more deaths we are still open for usual business with the exception of a night curfew. Some of our close friends are now gloating over our quick demise mainly due to our early success in curbing this the virus. What is the Government doing? While the good Doctor George is giving now and again impressive and informative updates, we are not hearing from the Government about what they are doing or intend to do to deal with this frightening situation. I know it may not be in the best interest of the Territory economically but for all of us do something!
    • @ Priest (16/07/2021, 14:54) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
      Good God Man, they ARE doing something!!
      People aren’t listening!!
      PLEASE, go to the Festival Grounds this weekend and start getting vaccinated!!
    • @priest (16/07/2021, 15:06) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
      Educate yourself
      When we were on lockdown with two cases and one death, we had no options. Everything was new and puzzling. A year later we are more informed and offered an option to take the vaccine. If you chose not to utilize the options afforded to you, so be it, but the country should not shut down because of your irresponsible choices. The country is depending on you and I so that we all can again enjoy the normal life we grew accustomed to. Stop spewing ignorance and educate yourself. Had we still not know how to manage COVID we would still be locked down; however, we know how to manage it; all we need are folks to stop being ignorant and adhere to established protocols and do their part to stop the spread.
    • Lucifer (16/07/2021, 15:16) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
      The Government have made vaccines available for the population at no cost. The Government warned that people may get sick when we open if they have not been vaccinated. The Government have encouraged us all to get vaccinated. People have chosen not to get vaccinated and now the consequences of that are being felt. The best and quickest way out of this is to get enough of the population vaccinated to ease the strain on health services. The Government has taken the population to the water and it is up to the population to now drink it
    • Concerned (16/07/2021, 16:42) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      The government is doing something. Its called vaccine promotion.
    • @priest (16/07/2021, 17:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      I don’t think anyone would be able to please you all; when there we’re lockdowns, you made noise about the lockdowns, praised persons like Crabbe, Penn, Walwyn, Cline and many others for speaking out against the government about lockdowns, now you all here crying for lockdowns. Just got to shake my head. Whether the government decide to lockdown yes or no, this virus ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. Lockdown will only quiet things for a while and then what when there is the next out break, lockdown again? Lockdown for who to feed you all and to take more money from Social Security. Vaccinate or follow proper healthy procedures. Who testing persons on arrival in STT? No one and their population is over a hundred thousand with 124 active cases. Bout vaccinated spreading virus, who spreading it in STT? You all full of pure ignorance sometimes. I will pray for wisdom and understanding for some of you.
    • @priest (16/07/2021, 17:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      And borders were closed for months
    • SMH (17/07/2021, 06:53) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      All I see is the Government agenda worked. They scare the BVI ppl and now they run to take the vaccine as they don’t want them expired end of month. The numbers are fake there are more vaccinated ppl in the hospital other than the 1 they claim and yes I know this cause a nurse that works there said so. Watch after July 31 all of a sudden numbers start going down smh they just need couple more ppl to take the vaccine now as they are nearing there 15,000 mark so sad. People have died yes and all of a sudden it’s from Covid no autopsy done just Covid death to instill fear in ppl and it’s working good job BVI Government just wow
  • Rubber Duck (16/07/2021, 13:15) Like (29) Dislike (9) Reply
    In western countries like UK USA etc deaths have been about 1.5 per 1000 population. So in BVI that would be 45-50 persons. BVI has a more susceptible population so it may be more.

    In fully vaccinated countries like the above death rates have fallen rapidly. Germany with a population of 85 million had only 6 deaths yesterday. USA with 350 million people has only 26 deaths yesterday.

    Don’t become one of the 50. Get vaccinated.

  • well done (16/07/2021, 13:17) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
    And with no plans on locking down to ease the transmission around the community we are on to the big leagues! Y'all fail to realize there are actual persons here that still think it isn't real and going about their daily business around other persons. No locking down wont get rid of it completely but at least the few idiots wont be mobile spreading it more .
    • @ Well Down. Lockdown caused this (16/07/2021, 20:42) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      The Government were pleasing lazy Civil servants who keep calling for lock down....How much money we spent for no work on salaries..How does it benefit us.. Look where we at today..
  • Research (16/07/2021, 13:17) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    Nine COVID related deaths are too many for a population of thirty something thousands persons. Do your own research by using Google scholar for credible sources of information.
  • This is why (16/07/2021, 13:27) Like (19) Dislike (9) Reply
    USVI health department has issued over 56, 000 vaccines. They have 120 active cases of Covid.
    BVI health services has issued just over 24, 000 vaccines. We have almost 2000 active cases.
    And we are still talking crop and don't want to take the vaccine.
    • Dino (16/07/2021, 22:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @This is why
      56000 vaccines issued for a population of about 100000 in USVI vs 24000 vaccines at a population of about 30000 in BVI. Now compare: BVI has actually a better vaccination rate per capita than USVI. Still they have much less active cases now, compared to us. Why? Obviously, from the data that you just mentioned, not because of less unvaccinated ppl, percentagewise. Blaming exclusively the unvaccinated ppl for the actual situation in BVI is scientifically wrong.
      While these past 15 months USVI just like St Martin had mitigation and control measures against the Covid 19, those measures were not as tough as the ones taken in BVI and thus the virus spread among the ppl more than it did in Tortola. Still , the situation was under control.
      Now BVI is practically experiencing a first wave. What was before was insignificant in terms of numbers on every level. Might have looked good but it did not create any significant natural immunity among the ppl. Now the virus is encountering a virtually "virgin" terrain. A very similar situation in St Kitts following policies similar to Tortola's. All these are facts, but in an atmosphere of fear , many ppl succumb to tribalism and partisan narratives that are rooted not in science and common sense but ideology and wickedness of the few who just want to control the rest.
      "Fear is the only thing to fear" F.D. Roosevelt
    • knowledge (17/07/2021, 09:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please verify data before commenting. As of July 15 on the USVI health department website, the USVI had administered 45,898 first doses and 38,081 second doses of covid vaccines. That gives you a total of 83,979 vaccine doses to a population of about 104,000.
  • BVI (16/07/2021, 14:00) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply


    • Can Mosquito spread the Virus (16/07/2021, 16:37) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      A Mosquito just bite me and im here frighten ss hell, using Rubbing alcohol and strong pussers Rum to massage the bite spot, I even spray bop on hit.. Lord it scary..
  • NICK (16/07/2021, 14:04) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply


    • Tired of this Sad News.. (16/07/2021, 16:08) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Up to today I heard a lady at One Mart Begging a Police Officer to take the Vaccine and he decide he aint taking it...Then I went inside I heard a cashier begging a customer seems like they get along good and she say she aint taking it.....They are people out here doing the right thing but the stubborn few will have tge news get sad and sadder by the day.....
  • stop (16/07/2021, 14:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    All you YouTube people who don't believe that the vaccine can help you please take a look at this
  • worldometer... (16/07/2021, 14:46) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply for up to date rankings on how poorly the BVI is doing in the crisis
  • gc (16/07/2021, 14:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sydney’s COVID outbreak has just prompted official advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine to change to encourage more people to get fully vaccinated sooner.

    Now, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends people in outbreak areas have their booster shot at 4-8 weeks after their initial dose rather than wait for 12 weeks. ATAGI now also advises people in outbreak areas under 60 to “re-assess the benefits to them and their contacts” from getting an AstraZeneca vaccine now if the Pfizer vaccine is not available.

  • Isolate (16/07/2021, 14:49) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Infected individuals need to be isolated. BVI is way too complacent. As someone test positive if they have nowhere to isolate they should be given an option to isolate at a government isolation area. Shut down, contract out remote hotels and villas and designate them isolation centers. These ppl are testing positive and allowed to go back amongst family and friends. The government finds money when they need to but now they really need it. Contract out your friends you do shady business with anyway let them serve a purpose.
  • E. Leonard (16/07/2021, 15:43) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    The BVI is in trouble. It is being ravaged either by Coronavirus(Covid-19) or one or more highly contagious and transmittable mutations, ie Delta Variant…….etc. Virgin Islanders at home and Virgin Island diaspora abroad are on edge. We wait anxiously and frighteningly every day for updates, hoping that infections are heading south and no deaths. But disappointed we are.

    Covid-19 is real and the only way to arrest it is through herd immunity. There are two ways of attaining herd immunity. First, a significant percentage of the population getting infected and in turn developing an immunity to the deadly disease. However, in the process of getting infected, too many die. The quicker and better means to herd immunity is through a proven, safe protective vaccine.

    Moreover, undoubtedly, the BVI is taking actions to prevent, control and mitigate the virus. Nonetheless, it needs to more to do. The VI is in crisis and no need for political calculations. It is time to grab the virus by any means necessary and arrest it—-get to herd immunity soonest—-vaccinate. Lockdown and close the border—damn the political fallout. Locking and closing border provides the unobstructed opportunity to get both arms around the problem and craft solutions. Just today a fellow Virgin Islander on site asked how many asymptotic people are walking around and unknowingly spreading the disease. The VI needs to find out, should it? Yes, locking comes with a cost but there are costs to all actions in life. What is the priority? Life or economic livelihood?
    • E. Leonard (16/07/2021, 17:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      My bad....asymptotic should have been asymptomatic.
    • Diaspora 3D/360 (16/07/2021, 17:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good read. I would add that government needs to lean farther forward and expand its bandwidth to effectively regain control of this deadly virus.
  • well saw (16/07/2021, 15:46) Like (21) Dislike (9) Reply
    You all need to stop crying about lock down and go take the vaccine. It really hurts to see my people dying unnecessarily when all this could of been avoided. JUST GO TAKE THE VACCINE ITS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE.
    • Lived (16/07/2021, 22:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is a liar yes he is ...marlon your weigtbof price is above urhead

  • .... (16/07/2021, 17:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    if we werent too busy moralizing the vaccine the individuals in the charge would have procured this Monoclonal antibody treatment and what ever other effective experimental TREATMENTS there are to compliment other forms of protection.

    Then those that end up in the hospital will have a treatment including those vaccinated.
  • T (16/07/2021, 17:47) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all can stay there and pie a*s an ounce of prevention is better than a whole pound of cure
  • Hmmmm (16/07/2021, 19:06) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Even the UK is taking Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, that too show u a lot of people don't trust that AZ vaccine the bvi should try and get some other kind of vaccine also if they really want to vaccinated everyone, my 2 cent
  • HAHA (16/07/2021, 20:05) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    With every death another idiot is enlightened. Can you imagine if one of these popular antivaxxers end up in our Whatapp pictures that would wake these morons up. There is a difference with being cautious and being an antivaxxer. It's ok to wait and see but when you start spreading these rumors about Bill Gates, 5G, blaming vaccines for deaths and now even blaming the ventilators that show that you do not have a clue and is just a loony.
  • Here the Facts. (16/07/2021, 20:59) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    China and World health Organization Bill Gates Organization behind of this. This is wilful. This is Criminal.... Trump was the man for this Crisis,, Look at Biden he look lost clueless and moving like a Cripple....As the Olympic in Japan is over this will go away...Its all about sabataging the Olympics, Brazil almost cancel the Olympic because of a virus out break, Japan Cancelled because of this Virus, now Japan decided to go ahead with the Olympics This Virus become rampant, China is determined to stop the olympics,..From since A set of China atlease Got ban for cheating some 12 Yrs ago China been determined to get back at the Olympics....Watch as the one in Japan done this will go away, By September the world will be bacj to noemal ....
  • nicole (16/07/2021, 21:31) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    BVI Government get the Cuban Vaccine as an alternative ASAP.
  • bvi first (16/07/2021, 21:49) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Can I please please asked a question? I am very frustrated, annoyed, upset , angry and pissed, I have neighbors who suffers from Asthma diabetes and hypertension, in total 12 people in the two homes and I pleaded and begged and even cried asking them to go get the jab, they all said NO, the younger son in his 20's is morbidly obese can hardly walk for 10 minutes, he pants like a deer, he told ne that if I come back and bugs his family he will end up in Balo.
    My question is " will I get into trouble if I just shoot a few of them? Not to kill nor maim but like few flesh wound, like knock sense into their heads, I am a Nurse and I am so scared for those people , I really would like to hurt them for their own good, they are my neighbors can I do it and claim stand your ground because I fear for my life?
  • Precious (17/07/2021, 00:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm hearing the prayer warriors saying about stopping the covid through prayers and I hate to break it to you but ; prayers aren't gonna need a natural solution to a naturally occurring issue and spiritual solution to a spiritual issue. This is clearly a natural human issue .We were told that prayers worked by our colonial masters and we've been praying for the past 400 yrs and it's not working. Our oppressors on the other hand show works and they get better results. There's something to be said about faith without works. Time to wake up my people.
  • Maverick (17/07/2021, 04:55) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Stop the gassing, lock down the territory and permit only people out, who are leaving their homes to be vaccinated.. SKN has been highly successful doing this, people remodel your behavior and live and truly care for the territory.
  • l (17/07/2021, 05:17) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    People one ounce prevention is better than a whole pound of cure so let us all do d right thing be safe than sorry
  • Maverick (17/07/2021, 05:44) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    SKN had a few thousands that were playing tough until covid19 gave them a 1,2,3 punch and at least 80% found the. Health Centers in droves and now they are beyond herd immunity without a child receiving a jab. A word from the wise is enough!

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