Second USVI COVID-19 Death Reported, No New Cases in a Week

A second person has died from COVID-19 in the territory, according to the Department of Health. Details about the case had not been released as of Friday at noon. A third death of a Virgin Islander has occurred, but that individual left the territory shortly before their demise and so are not counted as a death in the USVI. The first death was an 85 year-old man on St. Thomas. The person who died outside the territory was a St. Thomas employee of the University of the Virgin Islands.

More tests results have come back and the number of people confirmed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 is still holding steady at 51, unchanged for the past seven days, since Saturday, April 11.

COVID-19 test results for the U.S. Virgin Islands as of April 17. (Image courtesy of the V.I. Department of Health)

Of those 51 confirmed infections, 46 people have recovered and two have perished, leaving three still fighting or recovering from the illness.

Since April 11, 74 tests have come back, all negative for the virus. Another 34 tests are still pending.

St. Thomas has seen 35 confirmed cases, with no new confirmed infections since April 11. St. Croix has seen 14 confirmed cases, with no new confirmed infections since April 9. St. John has seen two confirmed cases, with no new confirmed infections since at least March 29.