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July 13th, 2022
'BA.2 & BA.4 Omicron variants' present in VI- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges is reminding the public to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 variants continue to emerge.

July 9th, 2022
VI on ‘heightened vigilance’ following detection of Monkeypox cases in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) Ministry of Health and Social Development has increased its infectious disease surveillance in response to the detection of Monkeypox cases in the Caribbean Region.

February 14th, 2022
COVID-19: Vulnerable persons should make effort to get booster shots– Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has called on the elderly, persons with chronic diseases, and immunocompromised persons who are particularly vulnerable to the complications of COVID-19 to make a special effort to get vaccinated.

January 18th, 2022
5 new COVID-19 deaths in VI; Total now @ 47

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There have been 5 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands.

January 16th, 2022
‘The most non-invasive testing will be chosen’ for schools- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The most non-invasive testing will be done on students when the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Development, introduces rapid testing for the coronavirus in schools.

January 14th, 2022
2 new deaths from COVID-19 in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) have lost their lives due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total deaths due to the virus in the territory to 42.

January 11th, 2022
COVID:19: ‘Sick staff should not come to work’- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) are being urged to desist from allowing staff infected with COVID-19 from turning up to work, as the government continues to recommend best practices and measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.

January 8th, 2022
VI can assume Omicron now the dominant COVID-19 variant – Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges has indicated that the Virgin Islands (VI) can assume that the dominant COVID-19 strain in the territory is the Omicron Variant.

January 1st, 2022
COVID-19: Public 'strongly advised to avoid all large gatherings’- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the New Year’s 2022 weekend celebrations continue, the Virgin Islands (VI) public is being strongly advised against attending large gatherings and social events given the current spike in COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant.

December 31st, 2021
423 active Covid cases in VI; Samples being tested for Omicron

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As of December 31, 2021, there are 423 reported active cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands, with the majority 322 on Tortola.

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