"After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s fifteenth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 49-year old male on St. Thomas," D.O.H. said.
Governor Albert Bryan announced Saturday morning that he would sign an executive order extending the territory’s current Stay-at-Home order to Sept. 8.
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According to Government House, the restrictions under the current Stay-at-Home Order were set to expire at 6:00 a.m. Monday. Mr. Bryan’s new executive order will extend those restrictions an additional week to 8:00 am Tuesday, September 8.
The Dept. of Health as of Sunday was tracking 222 active Covid-19 cases: 49 on St. Croix, 164 on St. Thomas and 9 on St. John. To date, 16,250 people have been tested for the virus, with 1134 returning positive and 15,100 negative.
Of the 15 Covid-19 related deaths, 10 were St. Thomas residents, while 5 were from St. Croix.