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The V.I. Dept. of Health has announced the 128th death tied to Covid-19 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 one hundred and twenty-eighth (128th) death related to Covid-19," D.O.H. said in a release.
The deceased is a 90-year-old male on St.Thomas, the department said.
D.O.H. extended condolences to the family and friends of our latest Covid-19 related fatality.
The health department said it continues to work to slow the spread of Covid-19 and encouraged the public to become fully vaccinated and boosted.
Residents are also urged to remember to follow all precautionary measures by practicing social distancing around persons with whom you do not reside, wearing a mask in crowded public areas, washing your hands often with soap and warm water, and cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly.