USVI Registers its 20th Death from COVID-19

The V.I. Department of Health announced Sunday that the territory has suffered its 20th death from COVID-19. The deceased was a 57-year-old male on St. Thomas.

According to DOH, that brings the island-by-island totals to 13 from St. Thomas, six from St. Croix and one from St. John.

Hand-washing is one of the key measures for slowing the spread of the coronavirus. (Shutterstock image)

The Department of Health urged residents to continue following precautionary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. They are:

– Stay at home,
– Practice social distancing,
– Wear a mask when in the company of others outside of those in your household,
– Clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and
– Wash hands often with soap and warm water.

A suspected case of COVID-19 can be reported by calling 340-712-6299 or 340-776-1519.

More information is available on the DOH website.