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August 16th, 2021
Sharp increase of vaccination in USVI; COVID cases below 400


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Vaccination against Covid-19 saw a sharp increase last week, US Virgin Islands Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr has told the Consortium, a sign that the Delta variant-induced surge in active infections and rising Covid-related deaths in the territory are pushing US Virgin Islanders to get vaccinated against the virus.

August 15th, 2021
COVID-19 sample from VI tests positive for Delta variant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After initial samples tested at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in July 2021 had shown no variants of concern, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has now confirmed that one COVID-19 sample has tested positive for the Delta variant.

August 3rd, 2021
CDC warns against travel to USVI unless fully vaccinated


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday, August 2, 2021, warned Americans against traveling to the US Virgin Islands unless fully vaccinated, activating its "very high" danger alert as Covid-19 cases surge in the USVI — a result of the Delta variant's spread in the US territory.

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 9th, 2021
11 of 12 patients hospitalised with COVID-19 are unvaccinated- BVIHSA Acting CEO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Eleven of the twelve patients hospitalised at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital are unvaccinated, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Cedorene Malone-Smith has disclosed.

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 5th, 2021
Delta variant in Caribbean- PAHO alerts

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago- The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is reporting the detection of the highly contagious Delta variant in the Caribbean.

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