Since government’s December 11 announcement that the BVI had three active coronavirus cases, a half-dozen new cases have been detected in the territory.
This now brings the total number of active cases to nine and the total number of recorded cases to 83.
During the sitting of the House of Assembly Tuesday afternoon, Health Minister Carvin Malone said four of the new cases yielded positive results from tests done on arrival while the other two positives were detected on Day 4.
The newly imported cases are residents and visitors and are currently in quarantine. Contact tracing is ongoing.
After several weeks of enjoying no active COVID cases, the BVI only began seeing new cases of COVID-19 after reopening to visitors on December 1.
In the meantime, the public is to comply with all health and safety measures that include hand-washing, wearing of face masks in public spaces, maintaining six feet from others outside of your households, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, avoid touching your face and limiting large gatherings, especially during the upcoming holiday season.
Persons who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact the Medical Hotline at 852-7650 for medical advice and testing. Common symptoms include fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, or difficulty breathing.
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