COVID-19 cases continue declining in the US Virgin Islands
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 covid19usvi.com/vaccines. 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.