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Another person has reportedly died due to COVID-19 in VI

- total deaths now climb to 9
Another person in the Virgin Islands (VI) has reportedly passed away due to COVID-19, according to sources within the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Another person in the Virgin Islands (VI) has reportedly passed away due to COVID-19, according to sources within the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

The individual reportedly passed away at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

The VI has now recorded 9 COVID-19 related deaths.

Virgin Islands News Online extends condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

There are over 1600 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory, according to the latest update provided on July 15, 2021.

More details to follow.

58 Responses to “Another person has reportedly died due to COVID-19 in VI”

  • sad times (16/07/2021, 10:31) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    So sorry and keeping the families within my prayers
    • akon (16/07/2021, 13:35) Like (19) Dislike (57) Reply
      Y'all killing our people on those ventalators and blaming it on covid
      • Wait a minute (16/07/2021, 16:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        This is NOT the time to point fingers!!! We need to unify, if for no other reason but to give support to the families of the deceased and those that are sick... Think of how YOU can be of assistance to someone and not cause more pain instead of thinking about who caused this and that.... Please be part of the SOLUTION and not part of the PROBLEM!
    • Doctor Know (16/07/2021, 15:25) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
      Three of the last 4 victims were young, under 40. One was pregnant.

      Get vaccinated.
  • Father God (16/07/2021, 10:31) Like (33) Dislike (8) Reply
    Please make it stop. I feel like I am in anxiety overdrive for my Territory. What can we do at this point? Soon no family will be untouched.

    Prayers for all
    • Rubber Duck (16/07/2021, 11:02) Like (63) Dislike (33) Reply
      What can you do?

    • Rubber Duck (16/07/2021, 11:16) Like (51) Dislike (18) Reply
      It will stop when we have 75% immunity. Two ways to get immunity, catch Covid or get vaccinated.
      • @rubber duck (16/07/2021, 13:29) Like (19) Dislike (20) Reply
        Vaccination is the more effective choice to building immunity to Covid 19. The immunity provided by infection with Covid, alone, is not as strong and potentially not as long lasting, leaving people open to repeat infection if they remain unvaccinated.
    • @Father God (16/07/2021, 11:18) Like (29) Dislike (49) Reply
      What can you do you ask - GET VACCINATED!
    • @Father God (16/07/2021, 11:54) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      We can pray, take precautions, AND get vaccinated against Covid 19
    • @Father God (16/07/2021, 13:11) Like (20) Dislike (27) Reply
      Take slow deep breaths...and, if you are not vaccinated, go get the first vaccine. And then get the second.
      And, of course, prayers for you. And for All.

      But ALL important, VACCINATE!

  • .... (16/07/2021, 10:43) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Rest easy mehn....been a movie lone jokes when ever u been around.....the sounds for life mehn...wasnt expecting this one today at all
    • local girl (16/07/2021, 11:08) Like (27) Dislike (10) Reply
      Damn your jibber jabber is so embarrassing, both covid and illiteracy is killing the BVI
  • vi (16/07/2021, 10:49) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    What’s really going on here
    • Eagle Eye (16/07/2021, 11:01) Like (37) Dislike (35) Reply
      You don't see what's going on??? The unvaccinated will die every single day. Start counting.
      • Doctor Know (16/07/2021, 12:11) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
        In western societies about 1 in 1000 die of Covid. The demographic and body pattern of the BVI suggests it could be higher here. So expect 30-50 deaths. If you don’t want to be one of them , get vaccinated.
      • Doctor Know (16/07/2021, 13:40) Like (7) Dislike (46) Reply
        Statistics from other countries tell us that around 2 in 1000 die. That would be 60 dead in BVI.
        • DayTrader (16/07/2021, 15:20) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
          It’s 2 in 100, leaving 600+ dead here. A small society such as this cannot afford that amount of loss.
          • Doctor Know (16/07/2021, 17:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            No it’s 2 in 1000 in unvaccinated countries. That reduces as people vaccinate so in the UK for example it’s currently 1.8 people per thousand over the whole time. That would be about 50 for BVI. But it is disturbing that so many young are dying here.
    • NICK (16/07/2021, 11:10) Like (41) Dislike (28) Reply
      what's going on here?straight and simple,not enough people are vaccinated .you can do a lock down tomorrow, it will not change anything.we had our chance and we miss it.
      • Immunity (16/07/2021, 13:19) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
        Exactly. Lock down tomorrow and then in three weeks open back to face the same thing again later in the year because people refuse to vaccinate. We will never get back to normal with so little people vaccinated if we do not have immunity. The next move is to let this run its course so that those who refuse to vaccinate can get some form of immunity. Unfortunately, that also means those with underlying conditions will die or be seriously ill with long term effects.
    • Where you been? (16/07/2021, 11:15) Like (65) Dislike (3) Reply
      It's called a pandemic. An airborne, easily spread infection with a virus that can kill. No medical treatments have shown good results in treating this infection, but luckily vaccination techniques being developed for decades were used to make several different extremely effective vaccinations that nearly eliminate deaths in those vaccinated.
      Now the world is experiencing out of control infection rates in the populations that haven't been vaccinated yet, either because their national governments weren't rich and powerful enough to be first in line for vaccine doses, or because their populations preferred to stick their heads in the facebook sand and believe lies.
      There is absolutely nothing mysterious going on. Everything happening now has been perfectly clear to those educated people who understand these processes. Unfortunately, facebook and youtube have drowned out common sense and scientific understanding.
      • See (16/07/2021, 15:45) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
        There are plenty of treatments . The remedies are out there but they are cheap and big money can't be made off of them .
        • Island Peep (16/07/2021, 21:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          This is a lie. If these "treatments" worked, we would not have seen millions dead worldwide. There are ways to build up your immune system (fasting is NOT one of these and will weaken you), but Vaccination is your best protection (and it's free to you and the BVI)
      • @Where have you been (17/07/2021, 07:00) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        That's a LIE!!! Medical treatments have shown efficacy in treating covid...IVERMECTIN...but they continue to SUPPRESS the truth and big pharma has been trying to skew the results of trials because they have a vaccine agenda. Same thing they do for cancer and all these other illnesses...cures don't make billionaires...vaccines do.
    • hmmm (16/07/2021, 11:15) Like (31) Dislike (42) Reply
      You’ll greedy selfish self is the problem and the government fell to you’ll con, you’ll bitching about quarantine and opening up boarders, the foolish government allow vaccinated people to walk straight in with no testing and that’s how the virus started to spread, a blind man could have seen this would cause a pandemic due to the fact the whole population is not vaccinated, innocent people dying and suffering because of selfish individuals
      • damn right (16/07/2021, 13:14) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
        @ hmmm...You speak a book..that is the truth..
      • LCS (16/07/2021, 13:23) Like (18) Dislike (40) Reply
        As you say "innocent people dying and suffering because of selfish individuals" who choose not to get vaccinated. Those are the ones to blame.
    • Covid19 (16/07/2021, 11:18) Like (37) Dislike (19) Reply
      The same thing going on all over the world. You all take this thing for joke. Who dont hear will feel. Take the vaccine. Its the only way out of this nightmare
    • @vi (16/07/2021, 11:21) Like (27) Dislike (30) Reply
      What is going on is a thing called a pandemic. To overcome this citizens need to get vaccinated. The vaccine reduces symptoms of COVID and prevents hospitalizations and death.
    • Saddness (16/07/2021, 11:39) Like (26) Dislike (11) Reply
      What’s really going on is people believe fake news over the vaccine working. So sad and condolences to the family and friends.
  • Vaccinated and concerned (16/07/2021, 10:53) Like (24) Dislike (44) Reply
    Govt. Needs to close borders and lockdown for 3 weeks to give infected persons time to heal or present as positive and quarentined then put strict entry quarentine back in place vaccinated or not
    • God's Angel (16/07/2021, 12:00) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      I understand your concern but locking down the country is not going to reduce spread at the rate that has already happened. What will be helpful is all those who have been exposed and those who have no need to be out and about to stay themselves at home. Healing starts with you vaccinated or non vaccinated.

      Once your body contracts the virus, it will build an immune system to combat it however since the variant is changing constantly, it is highly recommended that you vaccinate to assist your immune system fight the variants as they change.

      Be blessed.
    • Nah (16/07/2021, 13:14) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
      So your recommendation is to have strict entry protocols and have to adhere to social distancing and mask wearing for years to come because people refuse to vaccinate, while the rest of the world opens up? That was all well and good when there was no other option. But there is now vaccines available that people refuse to take. If this is what it takes to get us herd immunity then deaths will have to continue until we get to that 70% that we need.
  • Vaccinate. (16/07/2021, 10:57) Like (24) Dislike (44) Reply
    Please. Everyone. Vaccinate.

    If not for you. Everyone.
  • pat (16/07/2021, 11:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip d j sawega
  • Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased (16/07/2021, 11:11) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wishing them comfort at this time and space to process their grief.
  • observa (16/07/2021, 11:31) Like (26) Dislike (65) Reply
    Only solution is LOCKDOWN
    • solution (16/07/2021, 13:15) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
      If you listened to scientific evidence you would know what the actual solution is… And we wonder why people are dying.
  • please (16/07/2021, 11:34) Like (22) Dislike (45) Reply
    Lock down now and think of some sort of solutions. Lock down for 2 weeks to ease the spread.
  • Dino (16/07/2021, 11:45) Like (18) Dislike (38) Reply
    It's a flue. A nasty one ,but still a flue. It's not poliomyelitis. They make it as if is a plague or the end of the world. 1600 cases, officially, and 40 hospitalized. That means less than 3%. Most of them will make it out of Peebles alive. Stop panicking ppl. It's not the case.
    This virus revealed here and everywhere in the world vulnerabilities that have been buit over a long period of time through bed health strategies, bed lifestyles etc. Those are the causes for the vast majority of the covid deaths. This virus was the straw that broke the camel's back. Pay more attention to proper hygiene and start changing your lifestyle for the better if you need to. Cut the junk from your diet. Prioritize your health on a daily basis.
    Fear is the only thing to fear! F D. Roosevelt
    • @Dino (16/07/2021, 12:55) Like (9) Dislike (25) Reply
      Tell your nonsense the 9 families in mourning. People like you are the problem. You uneducated fool
      • ... (16/07/2021, 17:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Dude dropped logical numbers your dropping insults. Realistically the cases have to be at minimum 2x or more of the 1600 documented.

        This has always been a virus that affected a small portion of the population however for that portion it is very dangerous.

        I find it irresponsible that we’re working with ventilators as a main treatment when they were used at the very start of the pandemic as if there’s been no developments in terms of in hospital treatment.

        Not only that but ventilators can cause phenomena before covid began. Its a respiratory disease. No one wants to go on a ventilator as it’s a recipe for disaster.
    • Nursy (16/07/2021, 15:36) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      If you see what i am seeing you would not call it just a flu. When a person is sufficating in there own fluid and not able to get in oxygen into there lungs sirrrr/ madame it's no ordinary flu.
  • omg (16/07/2021, 12:04) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Too much dying !! Y is our society so damn cool with this! !!!!!!!! I am sure the doctors tryin their best but my god why can’t we just lockdown and try to have this number down!!’ It isn’t always about $$$$$
  • @Dino (16/07/2021, 12:08) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please list your medical qualifications …

    Or sit down and stfu
  • Take Responsibility (16/07/2021, 12:24) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    The move to remove test on entry was poor cheap irresponsible decision, 1 hospital, health staff not all vaccinated, 3 islands where sick persons need to travel from, no reduction for crowd gatherings....poor poor poor....Narcists TRUMP move!! Human lives should not be an experiment...
    The radio talk show folks who spread false info then went to take the vaccine themselves.....shame on you and these deaths should be heavy on you.
  • Lockdown is of no medical help against the covid-19 virus (16/07/2021, 13:32) Like (13) Dislike (30) Reply
    Please people, stop advising of things that you àre not qualify of. Leave that decsion to the our Goverrnment leaders. It is their call to make, not yours or mine. It ok to speak your opinion, though. I urge you to pray for God's guidiance of our actions going forward.
  • concern (16/07/2021, 13:43) Like (16) Dislike (18) Reply
    On March 16 2021 at about 5pm I heard this place will be desolate . I brushed it off and continued doing my own stuff. Later that same evening I heard it again. The 12 of July I heard it again.Now I look around me and see.
    Jab will not save us only true repentance will. Let us turn away from our wicked ways. The leader of the nation called fasting and praying people are busy pelting stones. The churches , so called bishops, apostles have failed us it is time to turn around sincerely...... we fail to then may God have mercy. Far toooooo long BVI.... Stop..... God sees all...... Jab can't save any of us.....
  • Informed (16/07/2021, 13:43) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I read in a doctors surgery in Readers Digest 20 years ago or more. Its was a section of a book called the VIRUS hunter written in 1991. This predicted the pandemic and the origin and they warned about it all those years ago. One if the Scientists who were dealing with the Ziare 1970's outbreak was writing the book. Its been a ticking time bomb but I never thought it would happen even though it said it would happen in our life time.
  • priest (16/07/2021, 13:45) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Your thinking is outdated and ancient and in touch only with the period dinosaurs walked the earth. "Most of them will make it out of Peebles Hospital" you are so cold blooded. What about the family of those who would not? The idea here is to avoid going to the hospital in the first place AND THAT MEANS TO GET VACCINATED
  • hmmm (16/07/2021, 13:51) Like (4) Dislike (16) Reply
    Last year had no cases and it was lock down now almost 2000 and more death and no lockdown or early curfew
  • Other islands (16/07/2021, 14:30) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Are reporting on BVI. I was reading a st.lucia paper and they are crediting the vi spike to cruise ships. Needless to say constituents are being warned in various countries abt the BVI. You might as well lockdown because NOBODY is coming there. Government needs to take charge and stop following others as your situation is completely different from others. Where I live an infected person who has nowhere to isolate is placed in a quarantine hotel to avoid any contact with others. Staff is hired to monitor the individuals daily. Spend all those misappropriated funds appropriately. Ppl testing positive and going home to live with family no wonder it’s not stopping the spread.
  • Government need to step up (16/07/2021, 16:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cant let unvax have their way while people are dying and the virus spreading,, its the unvax thats dying and fighting for their lives in the hospital putting our health care and our health workers at risk...Govt need to get serious with these unvax and safe lives...
  • PSA (16/07/2021, 16:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @hmmm You better get VACCINATED the government is not going to lock down to please the UNVACCINATED when you have a chance to get VACCINATED.
  • Need Help (16/07/2021, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    When are we going to get a choice with the vaccines? There are some of us who wants to take the vaccine but are being advise by medical experts that the astrazenneca might not be the right one due to certain under lying and pre-existing medical conditions. I am one of those persons. I don't mine if i have to pay I am already paying for all my medical expenses this will be no different. Free things aren't always the best. I am asking the government to allow other type of vaccines into the island. Please.
  • suggestion (17/07/2021, 06:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I understand your concern about AstraZeneca, however, some protection is better than none at all. So take what is available until you can do better. Hopefully the government will look into getting other vaccines soon.
  • Be Known (17/07/2021, 15:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These deaths are courtesy of the unvaccinated whose numbers are made up of Black expats.

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