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Monday, Nov 30, 2020

50 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in USVI

50 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in USVI

34 cases in St Thomas, 14 cases on St Croix and 2 on St. John
The USVI Department of Health on Thursday revealed that five additional positive coronavirus cases brought the number of people in the territory who have been infected with the disease to 50. The department did not send the alert of new cases through the VITEMA Alert system.

According to the health department, 34 of those cases were confirmed on St. Thomas, 14 on St. Croix and 2 on St. John. Of the 50 cases 43 people have recovered, D.O.H. said.

On St. Croix, 10 of the confirmed cases were travel-related, three through community spread and one person was infected by coming into contact with someone who had the disease, the health department said.

On St. Thomas, seven of the cases were travel-related, 12 community spread and 13 through contact with persons who had contracted the disease.

St. John's only two cases were travel related.

The Department of Health said 45 cases were pending results as of Thursday: 24 on St. Croix, 15 on St. Thomas and six on St. John.

A total of 273 cases have returned negative.
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