Health Minister Carvin Malone is scheduled to give a public updated on the territory’s status as it relates to COVID-19 later today, Friday, August 21.
The minister gave that indication while responding to questions from BVI News this morning.
Our news centre had sought to find out the number of persons health officials identified as having recently come into contact with Patient Number 12 — the BVI’s latest COVID
“My official update is not due until later today and hence I will NOT conduct any pre-interviews,” he told BVI News via WhatsApp minutes before 11 am on Friday.
Patient 12 is said to be a legal BVI resident with no recent travel history and is believed to have contracted the virus through ‘community spread’.
The patient has frequented “bars and night clubs”, Malone recently said, adding that an aggressive contact-tracing effort is underway.
The individual is currently isolated at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital where he is being treated. He presented at the medical facility with with ‘moderate symptoms’ on Wednesday.