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6th COVID-19 related death recorded in VI

- latest victim is 75-year-old female
Senior health officials in the Virgin Islands have related to our newsroom that there has been another death in the Virgin Islands due to COVID-19. Photo: Internet Source/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior health officials in the Virgin Islands have related to our newsroom that there has been another death in the Virgin Islands due to COVID-19.

According to sources, the deceased is a 75-year-old female.

The individual passed away today, July 14, 2021, at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

This is the 6th person to have died of COVID-19 in the territory.

Only last night a 46-year-old man from Virgin Gorda passed away at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital, reportedly due to COVID-19.

57 Responses to “6th COVID-19 related death recorded in VI”

  • Hmm (14/07/2021, 15:57) Like (29) Dislike (44) Reply
    Look baachanal here meh son. Ayo need to lock down. What the the total positive case now?
    • Blonde (14/07/2021, 16:12) Like (78) Dislike (45) Reply
      They can’t totally lockdown, the vaccine has been out and available to everyone, how can the government go backwards and against those that have been vaccinated in order to protect those that chose not to be protected? It’s sad, really sad and it could of been avoided
      • @BLONDE (14/07/2021, 21:34) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
        Lok sense . ,Look truth!. Thank you ! Selfishness cause us to be losing our loveones !
      • Yes they can (14/07/2021, 21:43) Like (14) Dislike (11) Reply
        Yes they can lock down to help preserve lives of the people living there. Yes the vaccine can help prevent the severity of the symptoms but it does NOT prevent the transmission of the virus. As it is clearly out of hand and people are dying it is reasonable for the government to lock down the county to get a hold on things. Our country does not have sufficient resources especially medically to sustain an increase surge and more people will die if drastic measures aren't taken soon. They have locked down for a whole lot less than this.
        • Rubber Duck (15/07/2021, 10:12) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply
          The vaccine prevents you catching it and prevents you spreading it.

          Stop spreading your ignorant lies
          • What!? (15/07/2021, 13:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      • @BLONDE (15/07/2021, 05:43) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
        Point taken but remember the vaccine is not for kids so now they are at risk because of some persons refusing to get the jab. Those refusing the vaccine seeing the consequence of some of their counterpart right now but the thing is they now get the children of the bvi exposed, we need to protect the chidren now.
      • wisdom (15/07/2021, 07:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Amen to that. However I think there is age restriction at the moment
        • Blonde (15/07/2021, 10:41) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
          If the official figure on positives is 1500 then the real number will be triple that, at least, which is around 15% of the population. We all know that’s a conservative estimate. It could easily be 25% for all we know.
          It’s too late to lock down and wish it away that easily. It’s like the kid who’s afraid of the dentist but won’t brush their teeth, it’s going to be really painful and it saddens me so much. The government can’t lock down because it won’t make a difference and would destroy the fragile economy and be an insult to the people that were sensible enough to take the vaccine.
    • @Hmm. No need to lockdown now (15/07/2021, 06:22) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
      Lockdown for 7 days was appropriate the last holiday weekend would have been the most appropriate time....No need to lockdown now people are locking themselves down....People are wising up while our Govt continue to play smart and tricksy. 90% of Govt offices are closed, so Civil servants continue to do well, paud for no work from public purse, while others are forced to shut down cant make a day pay....This Tricksy, think they smart Govt need to go..The COI is paying attention...
  • the rock (14/07/2021, 16:03) Like (52) Dislike (36) Reply
    Get them off the darn ventilator, lying down is the worst thing one can do, let's learn from the other country's gain experience, peace be with the families!
    • @ The Rock. Agree 100% (14/07/2021, 16:19) Like (56) Dislike (30) Reply
      Get them out of that cold contaminted hospital.. get them to an open place where the breath is fresh and the sun is warm and let them stand...Death and lying down are friends.
      • @Agree 100% (14/07/2021, 17:30) Like (53) Dislike (20) Reply
        Good grief man. Please wake up? Them people cant BREATHE cos of this VIRUS. Them being treated by DOCTORS with real medicine. This real problem and much you not like it fresh air aint gon fix it.
      • how? (14/07/2021, 21:46) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
        How are they to breathe fresh air if they go in for medical care because they CANNOT BREATHE??
      • smh (14/07/2021, 21:55) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
        Ppl were falling down and die in the streets in India . Wasn’t that outside??
      • the rock (14/07/2021, 22:56) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
        We saw over and over how survivors in the US spoke of how bad the ventilators were and lying down was the worst thing they could of done.
        • @rock (15/07/2021, 09:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          yeah you are right... We did hear from them... the ones that survived because of a ventilator. Just stop it. Your comments are killing your own people. Please just wake up or stop talking nonsense in your sleep.
        • @the rock (15/07/2021, 09:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          But they survived.... they needed the ventilators to breathe. It may not have been a pleasant experience but it worked to keep them alive.
    • Yep (14/07/2021, 21:54) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      I'm wondering if they're really trained to operate them and just maybe making faults. Just wondering
  • Vaccinated (14/07/2021, 16:04) Like (83) Dislike (21) Reply
    Anybody still think being unvaccinated is a good idea? Please save yourselves. You don't have to die.
    • fyah ras (15/07/2021, 06:52) Like (8) Dislike (22) Reply
      Take all the vaccine in your mouth and shut your pie you know what. Lava splash
  • LOCKDOWN DEHMAN (14/07/2021, 16:06) Like (24) Dislike (34) Reply
    • Inevitable (15/07/2021, 06:53) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
      It might be best to lockdown for the sake of our healthcare system. But when it comes to people catching this virus, locking down will only delay the inevitable. Covid is not going anywhere and we can’t keep locking down just because 70% of the population refuse to get vaccinated. They have made their bed.
  • Jah. .We need you! (14/07/2021, 16:12) Like (60) Dislike (11) Reply
    People are getting the message... Atlease by now they need to.. Vax in the only way out... Government dont have to lock us down,, We are locking ourselves down..The Streets the businesses are empty... People are staying at home...This is good.. little too late, but better late than never....
  • Inevitable (14/07/2021, 16:13) Like (63) Dislike (21) Reply
    With only 30% of the population vaccinated this is to be expected. Unfortunately, more deaths will follow.
    • @inevitable (14/07/2021, 21:46) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      Vaccination of as many people as possible (70% of population) is what has worked in other parts of the world. People’s fear of the vaccine needs to be addressed straight on. Fear is reasonable to feel, but it is not a reason to avoid getting vaccinated to save your life and the life of those you care for.
    • the rock (14/07/2021, 22:54) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
      I rebuke that statement!
  • Please shut it down! (14/07/2021, 21:40) Like (7) Dislike (16) Reply
    LOCK DOWN THE COUNTRY PLEASE!!! TheCLOSE THE COUNTRY PLEASE!!! The government going to wait until the death toll reach in the double or triple digits before they take drastic measures?! They need to stop all movement to help get back control on this spreading. We do not have sufficient resources in the BVI if it continues to go the way its going. Larger countries with more resources have locked down for much less than this, come on man!
  • Masa Pasa (14/07/2021, 21:41) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Get with the vax program else get with obeah. One or the other.
    • Hmmmm tooo... (15/07/2021, 07:58) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Masa Pasa...nice one thanks for the early morning laughter!!!
  • CHAK. (14/07/2021, 21:54) Like (9) Dislike (17) Reply
    Premier lock down the place for at least 1 or 2 week
    So the people infected will be forced to stay at home.

    • robocop (15/07/2021, 11:30) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      So the rest of us have to suffer lockdown because infected people can't do as they are told and stay home? Given how widespread the community transmission seems to be, lockdown will have absolutely no effect at all. Those 1600 infected are not suddenly going to get better just because we are in lockdown.

      People were warned this would happen and they chose not to listen. If the rumours are true about one of the deceased, well sympathy is going to be limited given their actions may well have contributed to the current outbreak...
  • ok (14/07/2021, 22:10) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    All ah y’all who crying for lock down pockets well filled. Plus y’all musy unvaccinated too so y’all scared !
    Having a locking down won’t save us, neither is hiding from the truth and facts
    Do your part and just protect your self no matter what
  • BREAKING NEWS (14/07/2021, 22:23) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    when we were ambling along one step @ a time
    with covid cases few and far in between the massive outcry to open up the territory because we were killing the tourism product::::now covid 19 kill we while mr tourist back in his hometown

    can someone please pinch our leaders beg them to return to agriculture and fishing…especially fishing
  • hmmm (14/07/2021, 22:53) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    6 or 4 deaths?
  • Greg (14/07/2021, 22:54) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am wishing everyone the very best. Condolences to all of the families who lost loved ones. To vax or not to vax is a personal choice. Stay away from crowds, distance yourselves, wear a mask always when outside, sanitize your hands, don't rub your eyes, gargle with water and peroxide mix, cover your head with a towel, bend over a steaming bowl of water vapors with menthol rub under your nose while sitting up in a chair. Do not lay down on your lungs so you can breath. Take antibiotics . None of us know how this will end, so respect everyone's decision to do what's best for them.
  • I hear our prayers Oh Lord (14/07/2021, 23:11) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Loving God, We pray that you will comfort us in our suffering, lend skill to the hands of our healers, and bless the means used for our cure. Give us such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when we are afraid, we may put our whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
  • Restore our strength (14/07/2021, 23:19) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Holy Spirit, drive away from us all forms of sickness and disease.
    Restore strength to our bodies and joy to our spirit, so that in our renewed health, we may bless and serve you, now and forevermore.
  • Psalms 34: 19 - 20 (14/07/2021, 23:27) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:19-20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
  • help us (15/07/2021, 00:01) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is this the end of the age? Are we in the end times prophecy? We at the crossroads my friends.
    • Calm down (15/07/2021, 08:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @help us. Calm down. There is nothing happening in the BVI that hasn’t been happening in the rest of the world for the past year. The lockdowns we had last year simply delayed these deaths for the time being.
  • jah know (15/07/2021, 04:10) Like (4) Dislike (17) Reply
    They need to conduct autopsy before labeling these deaths as covid as soon as these ppl heart stop beating.
  • Blame nightclubs (15/07/2021, 05:40) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
    Stop blaming vaccinated tourists. Blame the so call night clubs that bring in contaminated strippers illegally and the fools that had to check out the strippers and then spread it to they own families.
    • Finally! (15/07/2021, 08:23) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      Some sense finally spoken! Hold the bastards accountable! They did this! Weak minded undisciplined cretins.
  • Dancing in the sunshine (15/07/2021, 06:33) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    I want to commend the staff of the BVIHSA for the excellent jo b that they are doing. Minister Carvin Malone and Dr. Ronald Georges pleaded with the residents to act responsibly. If the residents had taken the advice from the Epidemiologist to get vaccinated earlier, we would not have been in this situation where so many people lost their lives. I guessed that the deaths of these people would be the proof that they were waiting for. It is rather unfortunate.

    Going forward, I hope we will heed the advice of the health authority. People of the Virgin Islands, this COVID-19 is no joking matter. To avoid the adverse effects of this virus, let us follow the protocols. Washing of hands, social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitize regularly. Only then we will defeat this virus.
  • w (15/07/2021, 06:38) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    WHo dont hear will feel.
    Barry say you will hear.
  • tola (15/07/2021, 07:13) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    @ Blonde you sound foolish. Why shouldn't the government not study unvaccinated? Jesus came to save sinners not the saved didn't he.
  • Lockdown do not heal people of the covid-19 virus, neither do sunlight nor passive negligence, and unproven opinions. (15/07/2021, 07:44) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    My sencere condolence to the family members of the the latest soul that died due to the covid-19 virus. A medical problem of serious proportion as covid-19 needs a medical responce or, best yet, God our Creator Devine intervenion. Random opinions, random unproven belief, mouth bashng others, political postering etc. are useless. Honest love and obedience for God directives, practical prayers and faith, love for our neighbors, disregarding ethnical variations, couple with proven medical science, sensible disciplend must be our first steps of actions to full recovery from covid-19 deadly effects. Receive this truth; passivity is equal to stupidity. Ignorance is no different. Proven knowledge and wisdom work very well together.
    Blessings to all.
  • wisdom (15/07/2021, 07:46) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vi think the government should call for a national “Prayer and Vaccing.” Not prayer and fasting.
  • prayer (15/07/2021, 08:05) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Father I pray that you cancel all the ignorance and folly of the stupid talk in this and all other blogs about vaccinated vs unvaccinated. As if it were not possible, the sad creation has found another category to segregate the people. It is as stupid as white vs black, gay vs straight, from here vs not from here. So much evil and retardedness under the sun. Show your great power and glory to shut up the folly of man once and for all in Jesus name. Amen!
    • @prayer (15/07/2021, 08:26) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
      You was going good until you bring in jesus, be honest now, have you ever seen that white bwoy jesus do anything for you?
      • @ @prayer (15/07/2021, 09:41) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        I have never seen an image of Jesus, have you? Another form of segregation, white jesus vs black jesus. Help us Yeshua! For the evil and folly of man is great under the sun!
  • the plague (15/07/2021, 08:38) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
    Remove the taxes on the western Union and money gram and the virus will go away . If you don’t the virus will remain .
    • @the plague (15/07/2021, 09:32) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      This is some funny ****!
      I agree that those taxes are criminal but man, bad timing... real bad timing... chances are they will put them up as you obviously don't give a hoot for your fellow man here. Granted they don't care about us but after that comment... every bvislander that reads this will hold more hate than love afterwards... good job you retarded thinker.
      • @@ the plagiue (15/07/2021, 13:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Yeah the unvacciⁿted of whom the majority are Caribbean expats, they kill our economy our health, our lives by murder and by disease, rewarded with stimulus money but that is not enough. Nothing as long as we are surviving is enough. Such is the way of parasites.
  • People who positive (15/07/2021, 10:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people who positive just going like it is a regular day before they stay in deh house that is what causing spreads and deaths I'm nit going to say we need a lockdown but people JUST WEAR A MASK and for those who positive just STAY HOME!!

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