125th COVID-Related Death Confirmed by Health Department


The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed the territory’s 125th death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, an 84-year-old St. Thomas man.

The department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourages the public to become fully vaccinated and boosted, it said in a news release announcing the latest death.

Residents are also urged to remember to follow all precautionary measures by practicing social distancing around persons with whom they do not reside, wearing a mask in crowded public areas, washing their hands often with soap and warm water, and cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly.

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Vaccines for COVID and the flu for residents ages five and older are available by calling the Health Department at 340-244-0016 (St. Croix), 340-777-8803, ext. 2600 (St. Thomas), and on St. John at 340-776-6400.

The bivalent booster is available for anyone over the age of five who has had the previous shots.