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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department said today that 63 people have now died from COVID-19 in the territory, The 62nd patient to die from coronavirus was an unvaccinated 57-year-old man on St. Thomas, according to the VIDOH. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed the territory’s 61st COVID-releated death on Sunday. The deceased, a 30-year-old man on St. Croix, is one of the territory’s youngest victims of the virus. While the virus has mostly impacted seniors, in July, Virgin Islands officials announced that a 9-year-old had

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative will operate in both districts beginning September 7, following the suspension of the program in the St. Thomas-St. John District on August 23, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases among the district’s food

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health said the territory notched its 54th death from COVID-19. Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar, the VIDOH medical director, said that a 61-year-old woman on St. Thomas was the latest victim of the contagious disease. Hunte-Caesar added that 47.3 percent of the eligible USVI population

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite 12 Virgin Islanders dying from COVID-19 in the last 14 days, half the people in the territory still flatly refuse to take the vaccine that can limit the dangerous effects of the disease. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health is confirming that COVID-19 has claimed the lives of four more Virgin Islanders, bringing the territory’s death toll to 49. The deceased are a 51-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman, a 94-year-old man and a 73-year-old man, all on St. Thomas, according

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maritime Unit has responded to Governor Albert Bryan’s request for technical instructions for the next phases of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) guiding the resumption of cruise ship excursions at U.S. ports. Bryan had requested the information prior to

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ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that people at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid travel on cruise ships, irrespective of their vaccination status. Older adults and people with medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from

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SUNNY ISLE — A WhatsApp message that stated “the hospital sent a message saying the Delta variant appears to be spreading rapidly through the refueling pump” and further states precautions should be taken while refueling gas — is false. Based on credible news sources, it appears that this message first

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands is doing twice as good as the rest of the Caribbean in terms of the number of vaccinations given, but still lags far behind the United States among those fully vaccinated — making herd immunity even harder to reach here — if not

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