In a press release today, the Ministry of Health and Social Development in the British Virgin Islands reported that 111 additional samples were tested negative for the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
The 111 samples tested were collected on September 5 and 6 at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital which brings the total persons tested in the Territory to 3,824 with 3,761 negative results.
The release further stated that the BVI’s epidemiological summary as of September 7 remains at 52 active out of an accumulated total of 63 COVID-19 cases reported positive with 10 persons recoveries and 1 deceased.
The Minister of Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone, reported that the Ministry continues an aggressive contact tracing strategy in accordance with World Health Organization’s technical guidance. It was further disclosed that the Joint Task Force of Her Majesty’s Customs, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, and the Immigration Department, together with the newly instituted Social Distancing Monitoring Task Force established under the Ministry of Health and Social Development, will aggressively discharge their duties in observance of border protection and health and safety protocols.
Report Illegal Entry
The Health Minister Malone continues to encourage the Virgin Islands community to report any illegal entry into the Territory by contacting telephoning 311.
Meantime, the public is also reminded to continue practicing the necessary safety protocols such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing and wearing masks in public spaces.
Persons who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, or difficulty breathing are encouraged to contact the Medical Hotline at 852-7650 to schedule an appointment for testing. The fee has been waived except for persons requiring results for traveling purposes