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July 25th, 2021
No Delta variant found in samples sent to CARPHA- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the Virgin Islands experienced a COVID-19 outbreak where cases surged to over 1600 and a number of COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, many had come to the conclusion that the Delta variant or some other highly contagious strain had reached the territory’s shores.

July 18th, 2021
Most patients hospitalised with COVID-19 have chronic diseases– Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has indicated that the majority of patients who are hospitalised with COVID-19 and those who have died while infected with coronavirus are people who have underlying medical conditions.

July 17th, 2021
Active COVID-19 cases drop to 1596, 13 total deaths reported

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Current active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of July 16, 2021, have dropped to 1,596 from the previous 1,602 however, there are now 13 total reported deaths, up from the 8 reported on July 15, 2021, according to the latest information.

July 15th, 2021
8 COVID-19 related deaths in VI; 2 died today, July 15, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has now recorded eight (8) COVID-19 related deaths, following the passing away of two females at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital today, July 15, 2021.

July 12th, 2021
Some COVID-19 infected persons concealing status from family- Acting CMO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the territory’s active COVID-19 cases continue to see an unprecedented uptick, the Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Ronald E. Georges said some residents who have tested positive with the virus are not informing those closest to them.

July 11th, 2021
1296 active COVID cases as VI in advanced state of community spread

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands, which currently has over 1200 active COVID-19 cases, has been declared to be in an advanced state of community spread.

July 9th, 2021
‘High suspicion’ of Delta variant in VI- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges said the aggressive and contagious Delta COVID-19 variant of the virus may be present in the Virgin Islands (VI) and contributing to the rapid new infections.

July 8th, 2021
12 hospitalised; 1 new admission to COVID-19 ICU

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has revealed that another person has been admitted to the COVID-19 ICU of the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital in the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 8th, 2021
Online reporting tool launched for persons experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the constant rise in the number of positive cases in the Virgin Islands, the Government has launched an online reporting and monitoring tool for persons experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

July 6th, 2021
4 hospitalised; 2 in ICU with COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four persons have been hospitalised due to COVID-19 infection, two of whom are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

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