VIDOH Confirms 21st COVID-19 Death In The Territory Happened In St. Thomas
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health confirmed that the 21st COVID-19 related death occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The deceased was a 76-year-old woman on St. Thomas, the Health Department said.
“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 twenty-first death related to COVID-19,” VIDOH said in a prepared statement.
But Health said it continues to do its best to halt the spread of coronavirus in the territory.
“Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: stay at home, practice social distancing, wear a mask when in company of others outside of those in your household, clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water,” VIDOH said.
As of Wednesday, there were 15 active COVID-19 cases in the territory. Seven of the cases are on St. Thomas, five are on St. Croix and three are on St. John.