The British Virgin Islands is down to only two active cases of the highly-contagious Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Health Minister Carvin Malone has announced.
The minister said further news from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) indicates that some 13 samples that were sent for testing have all returned negative for the virus.
The new figure now brings the territory’s total number of samples tested to 167, including 24 persons who were re-tested for COVID-19.
“We are very pleased to announce the full recovery of a fourth case. Therefore there are now only two active cases out of the seven BVI residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 to date with four recoveries and one COVID-19 related death,” Malone said in a national broadcast Friday afternoon.
He added: “All the pre-emptive measures taken by the government and every BVI business, household, community, and individual have resulted in the successes that we have achieved thus far in controlling the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.”
He said his ministry’s surveillance system is able to detect any new cases of COVID-19.
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