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Health Department Says Positive COVID-19 Patients Aboard Vessels Are ‘Safe and Isolated’ From Public

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health has reported 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its latest epidemiology report.

Eight of the positive cases are on St. Thomas. The new coronavirus cases are associated with two separate vessels.

This brings the territory’s total active cases to 66.

“All positive cases from each vessel and their close contacts are safely under quarantine and isolated from others,” the VIDOH said.

Each vessel is inaccessible to the public. No one on either ship is allowed to come off of their vessel.

Staying home is still the best way to protect yourself and others. Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings.

Avoid close contact by staying at least six feet apart from anyone you do not live with. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Avoid contact with anyone who is sick and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

To report a suspected case of COVID-19, please call (340) 712-6299 or (340) 776-1519.  If you have a medical emergency, call 911.

 For more information, visit covid19usvi.com. For COVID-19 updates, text COVID19USVI to 888777 

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