COVID-19 cases continue declining in the US Virgin Islands

by Nov 15, 2021Coronavirus, United States Virgin Islands0 comments

During the Government House weekly press briefing, US Virgin Islands Assistant Health Commissioner Dr. Nicole Craigwell-Syms reported that active COVID-19 cases in the territory continue their decline throughout the USVI.

Residents were reminded that anyone 5 and older can get vaccinated at no cost at the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located in each district; both facilities accept scheduled appointments and walk-up requests for the vaccine.

For information about the COVID-19 vaccines or to schedule appointments to get vaccinated, VITEMA has set up a hotline working Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at 340-777-VACS (8227). Vaccination appointments also can be scheduled online at The Department of Health will bring the COVID-19 vaccine to children and adults who are homebound.

COVID-19 cases as of November 15

•    1.57% seven-day positivity rate

•    Currently tracking 56 active cases (44 STX; 8 STT; 4 STJ).

•    215,275 individuals tested to date.

•    7,370 individuals tested positive.

•    7,230 individuals have recovered.

•    84 fatalities.

•    There are 2 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, with none on a ventilator, at Juan F. Luis Medical Center on St. Croix.

•    There are no COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas.