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  • US Virgin Islands Covid19 Cases - 1,181 cases; 17 deaths

    The Virgin Islands Department of Health said on Thursday that two out of four suspected cases -- called "Persons Under Investigation -- being tested for the coronavirus have returned negative, with two more pending.
    There are no confirmed cases at this time in territory.
    https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...s-in-territory
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 19, 2020, 06:07 AM.

  • #2
    US Virgin Islands 1st case confirmed.

    Submitted by usvidoh on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 20:15

    The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health announces its first confirmed case of COVID-19 disease, the new coronavirus. The territory’s first case is a resident with some recent international travel history to one of the five locations with widespread transmission of the disease.



    Health officials have been closely monitoring the global outbreak and building capacity to respond to a positive case in the territory. “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today at 4p that we now have a positive, confirmed case of COVID-19 disease in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We must continue to remain vigilant. If you are experiencing flu like symptoms and have traveled to China, Iran, South Korea, Europe or Japan in the last 14 days, please self-quarantine and call (340) 712 -6299 or (340) 776-1519. By practicing good hand and respiratory hygiene, we can all protect ourselves from COVID-19 and even influenza (the flu) which is still affecting our community. Most of all, protect your loved ones over 65yrs”, stated Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.

    The department’s Epidemiology Division continues to conduct testing for cases that meet the Person Under Investigation (PUI) criteria, conduct contact tracing, and assist healthcare providers and the public with up-to-date education as to what to do to prevent additional cases.

    Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis added, “Within the Epidemiology division we are doing everything possible to flatten the epidemiological curve, which decreases the case load at any one time and allows healthcare facilities time and the ability to respond. If you are sick, it is critical that you stay home. We are urging the public to only go to the emergency room if you are in need of emergency care due to the severity of your illness.”

    The current risk of transmission in the V.I. remains low for most residents, but precautions should still be taken to avoid transmission within the community. A person may also get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.

    To avoid the virus and help prevent its spread, Department of Health officials recommend these steps:

    ? Avoid close contact with sick people.

    ? While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.

    ? Stay home if sick.

    ? Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and discard the tissue. Wash hands immediately. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

    ? Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

    ? Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60 percent alcohol.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends avoiding non-essential travel to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Europe, as well as no cruise ship travel. Older adults and those with underlying health issues are particularly vulnerable and should avoid crowded places and non-essential air travel to decrease their risk for virus transmission.

    COVID-19 symptoms reported include fever, cough and shortness of breath. It spreads mostly between people who are in close contact via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Persons who have contracted COVID-19 are most likely to spread it when they are most symptomatic. This means they are more likely to spread it to others when they are sick.

    If you or a loved one are showing coronavirus symptoms and have recently traveled to an area with person-to-person spread, or been in contact with someone with coronavirus, you should contact the Department of Health at 340-712-6299 or 340-776-1519. You will be given instructions on what to do next and that may include isolating yourself from others.

    If you have medical emergency, call 911 and let them know if you have been infected or you believe that you may be.

    For more information, visit doh.vi.gov/coronavirus or cdc.gov/covid19.

    Tags: Covid19
    File: Health Officials Announce First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in the USVI.pdf Source: https://doh.vi.gov/news/health-offic...-covid-19-usvi

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    • #3
      US Virgin Islands : 3

      Submitted by usvidoh on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 18:04

      St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (March 18, 2020)—The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has received confirmation of its third confirmed case of COVID-19 disease. This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to three—one in the St. Croix district and two in the St. Thomas/St. John district.



      Health officials have been closely monitoring the global outbreak and building capacity to prevent the spread of the disease in the territory and to respond to positive cases.



      The department’s Epidemiology Division continues to conduct testing for cases that meet the Person Under Investigation (PUI) criteria, conduct contact tracing and assist healthcare providers and the public with up-to-date education as to what to do to prevent additional cases.



      While the risk of severe illness for most is low, precautions must still be taken to avoid transmission within the community. A person may also get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.



      Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said Wednesday that the confirmation of a third case in the territory comes as no surprise and underscores the need for residents in the community to continue following the Department of Health’s guidance.



      “Unfortunately, we know that we will have more cases in the territory. We expect that at least two additional cases will be confirmed positive based on the proximity of those individuals to the territory’s first two cases.” Governor Bryan said.



      To avoid COVID-19 and help prevent its spread, Department of Health officials recommend the following steps:
      • Limit socializing and close contact with others, as persons without symptoms can still transmit the virus.
      • While sick, avoid contact with others.
      • Avoid persons with cold or flu-like symptoms.
      • Stay home if you are sick.
      • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and discard the tissue. Wash your hands immediately. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
      • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
      • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60 percent alcohol.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends avoiding non-essential travel to any of the locations listed below as well as no cruise ship travel. Older adults and those with underlying health issues are particularly vulnerable and should avoid crowded places and non-essential air travel to decrease their risk for virus transmission.



      COVID-19 symptoms reported include fever, cough and shortness of breath. It spreads mostly between people who are in close contact via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Persons who have contracted COVID-19 are most likely to spread it when they are most symptomatic. This means they are more likely to spread it to others when they are sick.



      If you are experiencing symptoms like a cough, fever, and shortness of breath, and have traveled to China, Iran, South Korea, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom and Ireland or any of the following U.S. states (New York, California, or Washington state) in the last 14 days, please self-quarantine and call (340) 712-6299 or 340-776-1519 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.



      These areas have been identified as places with widespread person-to-person spread of COVID-19. These phone numbers are only to be used if you meet the criteria above and suspect you may have the virus. You will be given instructions on what to do next and that may include isolating yourself from others.



      If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and let them know if you have been infected or you believe that you may be.



      For more information, visit: doh.vi.gov/coronavirus or cdc.gov/covid19. For updates, text COVID19USVI to 888777.


      Source: https://doh.vi.gov/news/health-depar...-covid-19-case

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      • #4
        US Virgin Islands 6
        Source: https://doh.vi.gov/news/health-depar...covid-19-cases

        Submitted by usvidoh on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 21:36

        St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (March 20, 2020)—The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has received confirmation of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease. This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to six—two in the St. Croix district and four in the St. Thomas/St. John district.

        The latest St. Croix confirmed case was a resident who recently returned home and was self-quarantined at home and has recovered. One of the latest St. Thomas cases was a close contact of a prior case that quarantined with the case, and the second confirmed case for the St. Thomas/St. John is a Cyril E. King airport employee with no recent travel history. This marks the first case of “community transmission” of COVID-19 in the U.S.V.I. This confirms that there is person-to-person spread in our community and underscores the importance of social distancing.

        The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, “Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.” Social distancing, according to the CDC, is "remaining out of congregrate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.”

        Persons Under Investigation Update (74 CUMULATIVE TOTAL):

        • Positive: 6 (2 STX; 4 STT)

        • Negative: 25 (11 STX; 11 STT; 2 STJ)

        • Pending: 43 (15 STX; 28 STT)



        “Although community spread now isn’t surprising, this new development marks a turning point in this pandemic, and we have to remain vigilant to the social distancing guidelines provided and all do our part to protect the most vulnerable of our population” said Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.

        “We urge our residents to stay safe and shelter in place as much as possible during this time of COVID-19 disease; this will help prevent the spread and protect our community,” the commissioner added.

        Health officials have been closely monitoring the global outbreak and building capacity to prevent the spread of the disease in the territory and to respond to positive cases.

        The department’s Epidemiology Division continues to conduct testing for cases that meet the Person Under Investigation (PUI) criteria, conduct contact tracing and assist healthcare providers and the public with up-to-date education as to what to do to prevent additional cases.

        While the risk of severe illness for most is low, the risk for transmission is not and precautions must still be taken to avoid spread within the community. A person may also get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.

        To avoid COVID-19 and help prevent its spread, Department of Health officials recommend the following steps:

        • Limit socializing and close contact with others, as persons without symptoms can still transmit the virus.

        • While sick, avoid contact with others.

        • Avoid persons with cold or flu-like symptoms.

        • Stay home if you are sick.

        • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and discard the tissue. Wash your hands immediately. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

        • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

        • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60 percent alcohol.



        The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends avoiding non-essential travel to any location as well as no cruise ship travel. Older adults and those with underlying health issues are particularly vulnerable and should avoid crowded places and non-essential air travel to decrease their risk for virus transmission.

        COVID-19 symptoms reported include fever, cough and shortness of breath. It spreads mostly between people who are in close contact via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Persons who have contracted COVID-19 are most likely to spread it when they are most symptomatic. This means they are more likely to spread it to others when they are sick.

        If you are experiencing symptoms like a cough, fever, and shortness of breath, and have traveled anywhere in the last 14 days, please self-quarantine and call (340) 712-6299 or 340-776-1519 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

        These phone numbers are only to be used if you meet the criteria above and suspect you may have the virus. You will be given instructions on what to do next and that may include isolating yourself from others.

        If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Yesterday, Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to an emergency call about a St. Croix resident and amid the COVID-19 outbreak, in an abundance of caution, donned personal protective equipment. This patient was not a confirmed COVID-19 case.

        For more information, visit: doh.vi.gov/coronavirus or cdc.gov/covid19. For updates, text COVID19USVI to 888777.

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.travelpulse.com/news/imp...e-borders.html

          ...U.S. Virgin Islands is the latest tourism-reliant Caribbean nation to join global efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 by closing its air and sea borders to visitors. The popular land and cruise vacation destination will bar visitors for 30 days beginning March 25, said Albert Bryan, the territory’s governor.

          The U.S. Virgin Islands, including the main islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix have 17 confirmed positive cases and “more expected from pending tests,” said Bryan said. The decision to close the territory's ports rests with the federal government, he adds...

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          • #6
            Source: https://stthomassource.com/content/2...the-territory/


            Bryan: Two More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in the Territory
            By James Gardner -
            March 27, 2020

            Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. announced Friday that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands has increased by two, to 19. Both cases are travel related, he said. That brings the total to 10 cases on St. Thomas and nine on St. Croix; there are no confirmed cases on St. John...

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            • #7
              Source: https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...al-infections-

              30 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in USVI as Dept. of Health Announces 7 Additional Infections
              Coronavirus Published On March 29, 2020 06:56 PM
              Ernice Gilbert | March 29, 2020 06:56:39 PM
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              The USVI Department of Health on Sunday evening confirmed 7 additional cases of coronavirus in the U.S. Virgin Islands, bringing the territory's total to 30. The latest figure was provided via the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency's alert.

              To date, the Dept. of Health has performed 180 tests. Per island, the cases are 11 on St. Croix, 17 on St. Thomas and 2 cases on St. John. D.O.H. said 124 cases have returned negative.

              There are 24 tests pending results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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              • #8
                Source: https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...-latest-update


                Cases of Coronavirus in St . Thomas Grow to 24 as Territory's Total Climbs to 37 in Dept. of Health's Latest Update
                Coronavirus Published On April 02, 2020 06:09 PM
                Staff Consortium | April 02, 2020 06:09:57 PM
                The Department of Health has provided its latest update on confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with St. Thomas as of Thursday having the most cases with 24. On St. Croix the number remained at 11 and 2 on St. John.

                D.O.H. is releasing the numbers via the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency, and has not been providing details on how the latest spread occur, nor has it been including information on gender or age of the new confirmed cases.

                According to the latest update, 154 cases have returned negative and there are 57 pending. D.O.H. said 29 people have recovered...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://stthomassource.com/content/2...eath-reported/

                  First USVI COVID-19 death reported
                  By Source staff -
                  April 5, 2020

                  In a tragic milestone, the territory saw its first confirmed COVID-19 death over the weekend, the Health Department reported Sunday. The report does not say who or where. Health Department officials have said since the outset of the epidemic they will avoid releasing information that may make it possible to identify specific patients out of respect for patient confidentiality. As of Sunday morning, the count of confirmed cases had risen by two cases to a total of 42. Of those, 28 were on St. Thomas, 12 on St. Croix and two on St. John. A total of 266 Virgin Islanders, roughly 0.0026 of the population or a quarter of one percent have been tested. Of those, 206 tests have come back negative and 18 tests are pending. Thirty four people have recovered and one has died. A second person, a UVI employee, has also died, but was not in the territory at the time...

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                  • #10
                    PUI update (458 CUMULATIVE TOTAL): As of April 16, 2020

                    Positive: 51 (14 STX; 35 STT; 2 STJ)

                    Negative: 373 (150 STX; 203 STT; 20 STJ)

                    Pending: 34 (4 STX; 28 STT; 2 STJ)

                    Recovered: 46/51 recovered

                    Death: 2
                    https://doh.vi.gov/covid19usvi
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                    • #11
                      Third Coronavirus Death Confirmed in U.S. Virgin Islands; Latest Victim is a 77-Year-Old Man From St. Croix, Dept. of Health SaysCoronavirus Published On April 17, 2020 08:41 PM
                      Ernice Gilbert | April 17, 2020 08:41:18 PM


                      The Juan F. Luis Hospital. The latest person to die from the coronavirus on St. Croix was on a ventilator at the hospital, Health officials say. By ERNICE GILBERT/ VI CONSORTIUM

                      ST. CROIX — After confirming a second coronavirus-related death in the U.S. Virgin Islands this morning, with details of the case being provided during Governor Albert Bryan's press briefing during the afternoon, the Department of Health on Friday night confirmed a third death in the territory, with the latest being a 77-year-old man from St. Croix who was on a ventilator at the Juan F. Luis Hospital.
                      ...
                      https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...of-health-says

                      PUI update (458 CUMULATIVE TOTAL): As of April 17, 2020

                      Positive: 53 (15 STX; 36 STT; 2 STJ)

                      Negative: 390 (149 STX; 220 STT; 21 STJ)

                      Pending: 35 (6 STX; 28 STT; 1 STJ)

                      Recovered: 46/53 recovered

                      Death: 3
                      https://doh.vi.gov/covid19usvi
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                      • #12
                        Dept. of Health Announces Fourth Coronavirus Death in U.S. Virgin IslandsCoronavirus Published On April 26, 2020 11:22 AM
                        Staff Consortium | April 26, 2020 11:22:00 AM


                        The Virgin Islands Department of Health on Sunday announced the fourth coronavirus death in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The announcement was made via the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency's alert system, and was also posted on D.O.H.'s website.
                        ...
                        https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...irgin-islands-
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                        • #13

                          Fifth Coronavirus Patient Dies at Juan F. Luis HospitalCoronavirus Published On May 09, 2020 01:12 PM
                          Ernice Gilbert | May 09, 2020 01:12:03 PM


                          A fifth person has died from the coronavirus in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This person, an elderly man, was on a ventilator machine and died at the Juan F. Luis Hospital today, Governor Albert Bryan has confirmed to the Consortium after the publication inquired.
                          ...
                          As of Friday, there were 68 confirmed coronavirus cases in the territory, 57 of whom have recovered, according to the Bryan administration. Thirty-six cases were pending and 1024 have returned negative. Of the five deaths, two were in St. Thomas and three on St. Croix, according to data provided by the Dept. of Health.
                          https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...-luis-hospital
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                          • #14
                            Sixth Coronavirus Death in USVI Is Son of Husband and Wife Who Also Died of the VirusCoronavirus Published On May 12, 2020 01:21 PM
                            Ernice Gilbert | May 12, 2020 01:21:23 PM


                            Juan F. Luis Hospital By ERNICE GILBERT/ VI CONSORTIUM

                            ST. CROIX — A sixth person has died of the coronavirus in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The latest victim, who died on Tuesday, was the son of a husband and wife couple who died of the virus weeks apart, the wife on Monday, April 27, and the husband, the fifth Covid-19 death, on Saturday, May 9.
                            ...
                            According to the latest Dept. of Health data, 1,242 coronavirus tests have been performed, 69 of which have returned positive and 1115 negative.
                            ...
                            https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...-of-the-virus-
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                            • #15
                              St. Thomas Sees New Coronavirus Case After Streak of Negative Results; Territory-Wide Confirmed Cases Now 71Coronavirus Published On June 04, 2020 05:00 AM
                              Ernice Gilbert | June 04, 2020 05:00:02 AM


                              St. Thomas on Wednesday recorded its latest coronavirus case after a streak of negative results, joining the island of St. Croix which saw its total confirmed cases climb to 30 following the confirmation of a new positive result on Saturday.


                              Confirmed by an infographic provided by the Dept. of Health, the new case in St. Thomas brings the total confirmed cases territory-wide to 71 — 39 on St. Thomas, 30 on St. Croix and two on St. John. The Department of Health is now tracking three active cases, with 62 people having recovered from the deadly disease, while 6 have died — three of whom were family members: a father, mother and son.

                              In total D.O.H. as of Wednesday had performed 2,048, tests, including some retests, with only two results pending.
                              ...
                              https://viconsortium.com/vi-coronavi...d-cases-now-71
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