CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed the 102nd death due to COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after the death was first revealed in the department’s daily Response Report.
The dead person is a 78-year-old man on St. Croix, according to Health.
Some 21 people were hospitalized Thursday with the virus across the territory. On St. Thomas, there are eight patients with COVID-19 currently admitted at the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC). One of those is also a dialysis patient and two are on ventilators. None of the patients hospitalized have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to information from the hospital.
On St. Croix, 13 patients with COVID-19 are admitted at the Juan F. Luis Hospital, including one on a ventilator. One of the 13 patients is vaccinated, according to the hospital.
While St. Thomas led St. Croix for the number of COVID-19 infections for the majority of the pandemic, that statistic shifted with the arrival of the omicron variant, and now St. Croix has seen more total cases since the pandemic began. There have been 7,287 cases and 43 deaths on St. Croix, 6,934 cases and 54 deaths on St. Thomas and 742 cases and five deaths on St. John.