A 47-year-old St. Thomas man has died of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s death toll from the virus to 41, the V.I. Health Department reported on Tuesday morning.
“The department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: practice social distancing, wear a mask when in company of others outside of those in your household, clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water,” the department said in a press release.
With active COVID-19 cases numbering 336 as of Monday – the highest since the pandemic began, according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion – the department is urging residents to get vaccinated as the best prevention against severe illness and death from the virus.
To schedule an appointment, call 340-777-8227 or visit covid19usvi.com/vaccines. Walk-ins are also accepted at the territory’s Community Vaccination Centers.
St. Croix’s Community Vaccination Center is located at the Nissan Center on St. Croix, which is in La Grande Princesse, adjacent to the Honda Dealership and The Paint Shop, on the same side of the street as Food Town.
On St. Thomas the Community Vaccination Center is located at the Community Health Clinic on the second floor of the Schneider Regional Medical Center.
To report a suspected case of COVID-19, call 340-712-6299 or 340-776-1519. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. For more information, visit covid19usvi.com. For COVID 19 updates, text COVID19USVI to 888777.
Pop-up testing and vaccination clinics that were scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled in anticipation of a tropical storm passing close to the territory, the Health Department announced on Monday.