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Health Department Confirms 28th Person Has Died From COVID-19 In Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed Monday evening that an 85-year-old St. Thomas woman is the territory’s 28th death related to COVID-19.

The deceased woman’s next of kin was notified, but the name of the woman was not released.

According to the VIDOH, 16 of the COVID-19 deaths have been on St. Thomas, 10 on St. Croix and one on St. John.

The last coronavirus-related death was reported in mid-April by the Health Department.

As of Tuesday evening, according to the VIDOH website, 115,216 people in the territory have been tested for the disease. Of those, 111,751 have been negative, and 3,465 have been positive. with 3,313 of those recovered.

There are 107 positive cases on St. Thomas, 11 on St. Croix and seven on St. John.

In a prepared statement announcing Monday’s death, Health said it continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and urged resident to follow these precautionary measures: stay at home, practice social distancing, wear a mask when in the company of others outside of those in your household, clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water.

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