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UPDATE: Only 3 active COVID-19 cases remain in VI

4890 persons have now been tested for Coronavirus at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital Laboratory. Photo: Internet Source
All of the remaining active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands are on Tortola. Photo: Facebook
All of the remaining active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands are on Tortola. Photo: Facebook
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) through a government update further said that as of yesterday, September 28, 2020, the total number of persons tested for COVID-19 virus stands at 4,841. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) through a government update further said that as of yesterday, September 28, 2020, the total number of persons tested for COVID-19 virus stands at 4,841. Photo: GIS/Facebook
With just 4 confirmed active cases of the virus present in the Virgin Islands, Tortola is the only island with cases. Photo: VINO/File
With just 4 confirmed active cases of the virus present in the Virgin Islands, Tortola is the only island with cases. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With just over two months way before the Territory reopens to international tourists, there are now only 3 active cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands.

This is according to the latest update provided today, September 29, 2020, by the Government of the Virgin Islands.

4890 persons have now been tested for the virus at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital Laboratory.

See article published September 29, 2020

COVID-19 recoveries now 66 with just 4 active cases 

The Virgin Islands (VI) continues to see a decline in COVID-19 cases, following the beefing up of security at the borders and aggressive contact tracing after an August 2020 spike in cases were believed to have been caused by human smuggling.

As of today, September 29, 2020, the Territory has just 4 active cases of the virus, with recoveries climbing to 66 and a total confirmed cases of 71, inclusive of 1 death.

This means that between the last September 16, 2020, COVID-19 update to date, the Territory recorded no new cases of the deadly virus, while seeing recoveries. 

Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), through a government update, further said that as of yesterday, September 28, 2020, the total number of persons tested for COVID-19 virus stands at 4,841.

Report any suspicious activities - Health Ministry 

The Health Ministry has also urged the public to continue reporting any suspicious activity by dialling 311 or calling the medical hotline number at 852-7650 to report suspected illnesses.

Persons are urged to practice compliance with COVID-19 safety measures, including hand hygiene, cough etiquette, wearing face masks in public, physical distancing and minimising social gatherings.

The reduction in cases comes as the Territory prepares to reopen its borders to tourists on December 1, 2020.

 

20 Responses to “UPDATE: Only 3 active COVID-19 cases remain in VI”

  • Youth (29/09/2020, 13:58) Like (23) Dislike (30) Reply
    We must congratulate the VIP Government for how well they are handling Covid-19 in the B.V.I.
    • Cut deep (30/09/2020, 01:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      We should sadly community activist and talk show host Sin D and her followers don’t feel that way. You’ll note she never have any solutions? Always “ I think? But she says nothing?
    • fact (30/09/2020, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree...
  • old (29/09/2020, 14:08) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    old news now only 3 active
  • Covid fraud (29/09/2020, 14:56) Like (25) Dislike (21) Reply
    How is it deadly when everyone is recovering. Remove this curfew please because this ain't making no sense.
  • No one will die (29/09/2020, 15:33) Like (28) Dislike (14) Reply
    I kept saying on here that no one will die, they all will recover, Time to open up all businesses internally, give every business the opportunity to fail or succeed, then bring the borderr opening forward to November 1st. A good plan will keep the virus out, opening December just doesn't make tourist or tourism sense...
    • @ No-one will die (29/09/2020, 16:10) Like (90) Dislike (21) Reply
      Have you forgotten someone did die??????
      • No one will die. (29/09/2020, 19:13) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
        Everyone knows someone.has died. . No more will die...No note. Keep it positive... Positive energy, positive thinking creates positive results....No more will die. We have to step forward with hope, faith and positivity...
      • Peaches (29/09/2020, 19:42) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
        Did you read the story on the BVI Beacon about how that poor lady met her demise? she did not have to die if she was properly diagnosed in the first place. We here in the BVI are drinking bush and taking care of ourselves. We can beat and are beating this virus. The powers that be need to stop the fear mongering and encourage the people to take better care of their immune systems.

        BVI PPL STOP LIVING IN FEAR!
        • @ Peaches (29/09/2020, 23:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Not a thing to do with drinking bush...plenty who had it were in the bars etc.

          This is misdiagnosis straight
  • Tea (29/09/2020, 17:24) Like (2) Dislike (14) Reply
    Amazing. The BVI society of the occult and afro-spiritual practices have been casting many special scriptures that this ailment on society would be lifted up. Its clear our ancestors have blessed us intraspiritually.
  • Ghost (29/09/2020, 17:32) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is Great News!The VIP is doing a Great job, but let us not forget “ultimately “ that it is by God’s Grace, Love and Mercy that have been keeping us safe and at this minimum.. so please let’s give Him some Thanks and Praise and we Never forget the “Blessor” giving us this Amazing Blessing..I urge us to Also continue doing our part to slow/stop the spread of this virus. PLEASE, let us not become complacent because the cases are now low..
  • good job (29/09/2020, 19:06) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    So now tell us a good reason why we can't open the country, open up the borders...Time to plunge forward.
  • GG (29/09/2020, 20:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every country have been impacted by this virus, just like we here are hurting others elsewhere are hurting, tourism and travelling has also changed.

    Government need a plan as there are various types of travelers/visitors and therefore protocols will vary. What are we to do when they come, what are they to do when they come?
  • Strupes (29/09/2020, 20:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    And free up the place. Open up the borders
  • Concerned (29/09/2020, 21:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please STOP saying ONLY, one is too much for me.
  • W.E.W. (30/09/2020, 13:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That they're aware of ! So much more, they don't have clue


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