Saturday 31 October, 2020

British Virgin Islands records its 9th case of COVID-19

The British Virgin Islands has recorded another case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to nine.

Minister of Health Carvin Malone disclosed during a national broadcast on Saturday.

He said the COVID-positive individual recently travelled to the BVI from abroad.

The Minister did not offer a lot of details, he did note however that the person is being quarantined at a government facility.

“Only mild symptoms have been reported so far and we pray for a full and speedy recovery. While the patient remains in isolation, testing will be repeated seven days from the first positive result and repeated until two negative laboratory tests have been recorded,” he said.

At last count, some 1522 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands.

Seven of those who tested positive for the virus have since recovered and one case is still active.

The territory has recorded one virus-related death.

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