ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Department of Health has announced the 15 Covid-19 related death in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"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.