The V.I. Department of Health Sunday afternoon announced the 20th Covid-19-related death in the U.S. Virgin Islands, two weeks after announcing the 19th fatality in the territory as a result of the virulent disease.
"The deceased is a 57-year-old male from St. Thomas," said D.O.H., without providing further details such as whether the victim was at the hospital and on a ventilator when he passed.
The latest fatality comes as D.O.H. has been reporting a decline in Covid-19 cases, though the department's data does not represent a true picture of the virus's impact on the territory, as testing has decreased from previous levels.
According to D.O.H.'s latest data, 68 active Covid-19 cases were being tracked territory-wide as of Saturday: 31 on St. Croix, 26 on St. Thomas and 11 on St. John. The department has listed 1,209 people as recovered.