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Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021

Two In ICU, Six In Special Care Unit With COVID-19

Two In ICU, Six In Special Care Unit With COVID-19

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald Georges has reported that there are two persons in the Intensive Care Unit and six in the Special Care Unit of the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital who have tested positive with COVID-19.
“As of the 5th of July, 2021, the Territory has detected a total of 480 reported positive cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands. On the 3rd of July, 692 samples were tested, and 126 were returned as positive, while on the 4th of July, 2021, a total of 480 samples were tested, returning 94 positive test results. The total active case count in the Virgin Islands currently stands at 478 after repeat tests and recoveries are taken into account,” he said in a situation statement on Tuesday, July 6.

He continued: “Currently, there are two patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and six admitted patients on the Special Care Unit, two of whom are stable and asymptomatic.”

Dr. Georges further informed that from the 478 active cases ten are located on vessels, two on Anegada, 452 on Tortola, eight on Virgin Gorda, and six on Jost Van Dyke.

In the meantime, he said data indicates that the sex distribution of cases is currently 43% male and 56% female, with 50% of cases being unvaccinated.

He said the data also shows that 11.4% are partially vaccinated, 21.4 are fully vaccinated, and 16.53 % are not recorded/or is to be determined.

The current symptom profile of persons experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 infection are as follows: Common symptoms include fever, chills, dry cough, fatigue, headaches, congestion or runny nose, chest tightness and loss of appetite.

The less frequent symptoms include difficulty breathing, diarrhoea, persistent vomiting, loss of appetite.

The rare symptoms include coughing up blood, skin rash, difficulty speaking, weakness and cough with phlegm/mucous.
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