Hon Malone also noted that the single new active case brings VI's total recorded cases to 154 with 152 recoveries and one death; however, he remarked that more cases were expected.
“People are travelling to and fro and this was a person caught on entry and on the fourth day of testing… so our protocols have worked well,” Hon Malone said.
“But when you look through the region, we have to be thankful that the people of the Virgin Islands have responded well to the protocols so that we can not only save lives, but livelihoods,” he said.
With the Territory’s voluntary vaccination programme currently in the roll-out stage, Hon Malone said as of March 2, 2021, 4,450 persons have been vaccinated.
He said with the remaining vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, the elderly will be given priority for vaccination, especially those persons who live in care homes and other closed facilities.
While Hon Malone also revealed the second shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines scheduled to arrive on March 3, 2021, have been delayed until March 17, 2021; he said those already vaccinated with a first dose, will be on reserve for a second.
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