USVI Registers 11th COVID-19 Death

An 11th resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands has died of COVID-19, the disease associated with the novel coronavirus, the V.I. Department of Health reported on Sunday night.

According to figures released Sunday, the death occurred on St. Thomas, giving the island six of the territory’s 11 fatalities from the pandemic, with the other five on St. Croix.

According to the Sunday night figures, there have been 14,537 total tests administered to USVI residents, an increase of seven from the day before and 511 new tests in two days. l Of those, 984 have tested positive, a one-day increase of four and 27 more in two days. 13,458  have tested negative so far.

Of the 984 positive tests, 261 are considered active, 712 are recovered and 11 have resulted in death.

Risk factors for transmission of the virus are:
Community transmission – 296 cases
Close contact – 466 cases
Travel – 79 cases
Still under investigation – 143 cases

The CDC reminded readers that people with COVID-19 have presented a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
– Fever or chills
– Cough
– Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
– Fatigue
– Muscle or body aches
– Headache
– New loss of taste or smell
– Sore throat
– Congestion or runny nose
– Nausea or vomiting
– Diarrhea

Editor’s note: The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs has provided the following cellphone numbers where residents can report activity that is against the law, including violation of the governor’s executive orders, that may put others at risk or in danger. Information, photos or videos can be texted to the following: The general number is 340-725-5129. The other two numbers are 340-727-7226 on St. Croix and 340-771-7226 on St. Thomas. You can also call 911 to report serious crimes.