COVID-19 Cases Jump by 22 in Largest Single Day Increase

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The V.I. Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the largest single day increase in the territory since the pandemic began. That brings the total number of cases reported by the DOH since the beginning of the week to 32, since six other cases were reported on Tuesday and four on Monday.

Of the cases reported Wednesday, 13 are on St. Croix, seven are on St. Thomas and two are on St. John.

To date, 3,610 people in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been tested and 3,370 tests have come back negative, while 96 tests are still pending. There have been six fatalities within the territory, plus a University of the Virgin Islands employee who left the territory while ill and passed away in the states.

Department of Health officials urged the public to follow all safety guidelines:

– Wear your face coverings

– Stay home if you are sick

– Stay home if you are elderly or immune-compromised

– If you experience any symptoms like fever, chills, body aches and/or cough call 340-712-6299 or 340-776-1519