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76-Year-St. Croix Man Is Territory’s 25th COVID-19 Victim: VIDOH Says

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed Wednesday that a 76-year-old St. Croix resident’s death is related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“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-fifth death related to COVID-19,” the VIDOH said in a prepared statement.

The Health Department confirmed that the deceased to be a 76-year old male.

So far, there have been 15 deaths on St. Thomas, nine deaths on St. Croix and one death on St. John attributed to COVID-19, according to the VIDOH.

And, before Wednesday, the most recent COVID-related death in the territory was of a 78-year-old St. Croix woman who died on January 3.

“The department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. 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,” the VIDOH said.

76-Year-St. Croix Man Is Territory's 25th COVID-19 Victim: VIDOH Says
76-Year-St. Croix Man Is Territory's 25th COVID-19 Victim: VIDOH Says
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