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D.O.H. Identifies Omicron Subvariant BA.4 in USVI, With Preliminary Data Suggesting Presence of Omicron…

Ernice Gilbert | July 02, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Health late Friday announced the presence of Omicron subvariant BA.4 in the territory, with the department advising that BA.5 may also be present based on preliminary data. The discovery of BA.4 was confirmed following routine Covid-19 sequencing of 19 samples sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which returned with conclusive results of the BA.4 subvariant. "Preliminary reports also indicate the presence of the BA.5 subvariant, which the V.I. D.O.H. will confirm when conclusive data is available," the department said. The CDC on Tuesday said that subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 have become the dominant strains of Covid-19 in the U.S., representing 52 percent of all cases. The original Covid-19 vaccines, which were designed to target the original coronavirus strain, have proven to be less effective against the…

Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines Now Available in USVI…

Elesha George | June 22, 2022

The government of the Virgin Islands has authorized the use of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for use…

118th Covid-19 Death Recorded on St. Croix, D.O.H.…

Staff Consortium | June 18, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Health on Friday announced the 118th death in the U.S. Virgin Islands related to Covid-19.…

Bryan Says USVI Has Moved 'Solidly Into Endemic Phase…

Ernice Gilbert | June 17, 2022

Governor Albert Bryan said Thursday evening that the territory has moved solidly into the endemic phase…

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