Dept. of Health Announces 20th Covid-19 Death in USVI; Latest Victim is 57-Year-Old St. Thomas Man

Coronavirus Published On September 27, 2020 04:58 PM
Staff Consortium | September 27, 2020 04:58:14 PM

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.

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