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19 New Cases of Coronavirus Reported in USVI Between July 24-25

Coronavirus Published On July 26, 2020 07:37 AM
Staff Consortium | July 26, 2020 07:37:17 AM

Between Friday and Saturday, the V.I. Dept. of Health reported 19 new cases of the coronavirus in the USVI, as the virulent disease continues to spread in territory.

On Friday, D.O.H. reported 7 cases on St. Croix and 3 in St. Thomas. There were no new cases on St. John.

The Friday infographic showed 5 community spread cases in St. Thomas, a scenario that is difficult to control unless stringent protocols are put in place or a wide net is cast for contact tracing.

Seven cases on St. Croix were under investigation as of Friday.

On Saturday St. Croix had 7 new cases while St. Thomas had 2. No new cases were reported on St. John for the aforementioned days, leaving the island's total unchanged at 15. 

The Department of Health said it was tracking 116 active cases as of Saturday: 74 on St. Croix, 36 in St. Thomas, and 6 on St. John. To date, 8372 tests have been conducted, with 7991 returning negative and 361 positive. 

Seven people have died of the virus in the USVI, including a 23-year-old pregnant woman in St. Thomas, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. 

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