Earlier (Tuesday, March 24): Governor Albert Bryan on Wednesday afternoon will provide residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands with an update on his administration's response to the coronavirus, the pathogen causing the Covid-19 disease. The Consortium will carry the event live on its Facebook platform and website. It starts at 1:00 p.m.
The latest update from the Dept. of Health placed the territory's total confirmed cases at 17. There were two more cases pending as of Sunday, with 55 returning negative. One person who had the coronavirus in the territory has recovered, according to the Dept. of Health.
As of Tuesday evening, there were 417,582 cases of the virus worldwide. It has killed 18,614 people, while 107,247 people have recovered, according to John Hopkins University.
Cases on the U.S. mainland have surged, with New York becoming the nation's epicenter with a total of 25,665 cases as of Tuesday morning and 210 deaths. The state now accounts for nearly 7 percent of global cases, according to the New York Times.