British Virgin Islands

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

Active COVID-19 cases down to one

Active COVID-19 cases down to one

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the BVI has reduced to one. Health Minister Carvin Malone made the announcement today October 6, adding that the territory continues preparation to reopen its borders since no new COVID-19 cases have been detected.
“These low-to-no active cases are a good indication that the public is complying to all the health and safety protocols and measures that the government has put in place. It is also a good indication of our readiness for re-opening in the weeks ahead, which will give our economy the boost that it needs,” the Health Minister said.

The BVI’s COVID-19 recoveries stand at 69 while the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded is 71. One person has died of the virus.

The Health Minister, in the meantime, has commended the continued work of health teams, the joint task force, as well as the private and public alliances who’ve helped to reduce the number of active COVID-19 cases in the territory.

Persons who are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 are reminded not to visit any healthcare facility but are encouraged to contact the Medical Hotline at 284- 852-7650 for an assessment and an appointment for COVID-19 testing.

Common symptoms include fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, or difficulty breathing.
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