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CHRISTIANSTED — Territorial epidemiologist Esther Ellis revealed that the USVI now has had one COVID-19-related death in a fully-vaccinated person. “Therefore, 98.5 percent of our deaths have been among unvaccinated individuals,” Ellis said. The vaccine was developed to lower the risk of transmission and lowers the risk of hospitalization and

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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 U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism just put out an important COVID-19-related message for visitors to the territory on Twitter minutes ago. “As of August 13, results from COVID-19 antibody tests are no longer acceptable for entry or submission to the USVITravel Screening Portal,” Tourism said

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GHENT, Belgium -— Llama antibodies could soon be playing a role in the global fight against COVID-19, if clinical trials being conducted by a Belgian biomedical start-up live up to their early promise. Researchers from the VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology in Ghent say antibodies extracted from a llama called

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 47-year-old St. Thomas man has died of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s death toll from the virus to 41, the Virgin Islands Health Department said today.. “The department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: practice social distancing,

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KINGSTOWN — The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was struck by an object on Thursday during COVID-19 related protests and was set to be flown to nearby Barbados for medical treatment, officials said. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves had been walking through a group of some 200 protesters

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MIAMI — Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte was in Florida over the weekend telling reporters that the territory is a model of success in the Caribbean — thanks in large part to the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands has access to U.S.-supplied vaccines and much-needed economic relief. Those factors —

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BOGOTA — Some 9,000 migrants are stranded in a Caribbean municipality in Colombia amid a surge of people passing through on their way to north America following the re-opening of international borders post-lockdown, the Colombian migration agency said. The irregular migrants – who are mostly Haitians but also include Venezuelans

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections said it first learned that an inmate at the John Bell Adult Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19 at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. The disease first presented in the inmate as mild flu-like symptoms. It was the first confirmed case of the novel

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