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September 16th, 2021
VI launching survey to gauge perception towards COVID vaccination

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges has said health authorities will be rolling out a survey to better understand public perception surrounding vaccination.

September 9th, 2021
COVID-19: Mu variant was previously identified in VI- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr Ronald E. Georges says the now concerning ‘Mu’ variant of the COVID-19 virus was previously confirmed in the VI long before it became a variant of interest.

September 7th, 2021
VI now in a fight against COVID & its variants- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the coronavirus pandemic rages on with the emergence of the new 'Mu' variant of concern, Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr Ronald E. Georges has proposed that the VI continues its vaccination policy in addition to following the public health measures in place.

September 1st, 2021
VI records 25 more COVID-19 cases from last week– Dr Georges

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- There have been 25 new COVID-19 cases in the territory since the last update on August 26 2021.

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 10th, 2021
COVID-19: Persons were 'backsliding' during Emancipation weekend- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has warned Virgin Islanders against returning to the very habits that were a precursor to the last COVID-19 outbreak in the territory, peaking at some 1600 plus cases.

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.

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