Two More COVID Deaths Bring Territory’s Total to 35

The V.I. Department of Health on Thursday reported two additional residents of the USVI have died of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s death toll from the disease to 35.

The deceased on St. Thomas was an 84-year-old male, and the deceased on St. Croix was a 43-year-old male. The totals for the islands are 12 COVID deaths on St. Croix, 22 on St. Thomas and one on St. John.

The Department of Health urged residents to continue following proper COVID-19 precautions, including:
– Practicing social distancing,
– Wearing a mask when in the company of others outside of those in your household,
– Cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly, and
– Washing your hands often with soap and warm water.

The department also reminded residents that getting the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent severe illness and death. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 340-777-8227 or going online to Walk-ins are also accepted at our Community Vaccination Centers.

St. Croix’s Community Vaccination Center is at the Nissan Center 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 at the Community Health Clinic on the second floor at the Schneider Regional Medical Center.