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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 — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin has tested positive for COVID-19. Berry-Benjamin underwent COVID-19 testing on Friday, after experiencing symptoms overnight on September 9, the Department of Education said. Berry-Benjamin did not perform any official duties following an emergency press conference she hosted on Thursday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin hosted Governor Albert Bryan on a tour of four schools—Ricardo Richards Elementary and Lew Muckle Elementary on St. Croix, Julius E. Sprauve School on St. John, and Joseph Gomez Elementary School on St. Thomas—to mark the reopening of campuses

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Pearl B. Larsen PreK-8 School on St. Croix and the Ulla F. Muller Elementary School on St. Thomas will resume in-person learning tomorrow, the Department of Education said. The schools reverted to virtual learning on September 9 and 10 due to COVID-19 exposure, according to the

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BOGOTA -— Countries in the Caribbean and Latin America should prioritize pregnant and lactating women in distribution of COVID-19 shots, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today. PAHO said the ability of the coronavirus vaccines to protect women and their babies is tremendous. “PAHO recommends that all pregnant women

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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 — Governor Albert Bryan toured public school classrooms on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John on the first day of in-person classes Tuesday. Bryan inspected the Ricardo Richards Elementary School on St. Croix, the Julius E. Sprauve K-8 School on St. John and the Joseph Gomez Elementary School on

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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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