The U.S. Virgin Islands recorded 45 Covid-19 cases Wednesday and Thursday, according to data provided by the V.I. Department of Health. St. Croix accounted for 15 of the new cases, while St. Thomas saw 29. St. John recorded one case.
St. Thomas continues to struggle with community spread, with a total of 21 cases transmitted through the hard-to-detect means of spreading the disease being reported between the two days. Seven of St. Croix's 15 cases were transmitted through community spread.
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The Department of Health at times updates the means of transmission section with cases that were once under investigation, and therefore the numbers in the means of transmission section don't always match with total cases. To that end, 21 cases were also reported as being transmitted through close contact in St. Thomas, and 9 on St. Croix.
Three cases were travel-related infections on St. Thomas, while there were none on St. Croix, according to D.O.H. St. John's sole case was transmitted through community spread.
To date, a total of 15,469 tests have been performed, with 1075 returning positive and 14,304 returning negative. Fourteen people have died from the disease, 9 of which occurred on St. Thomas and 5 on St. Croix.
D.O.H. said 864 people had recovered as of Thursday, while 197 cases were active: 49 on St. Croix, 141 on St. Thomas and 7 on St. John.