Yet another person in the British Virgin Islands has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Health Minister Carvin Malone announced in the House of Assembly that the patient is female and is now hospitalised in the Isolation Ward at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital in Road Town.
Malone said the patient tested positive locally but her blood sample will be sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad for official confirmation.
The minister further told the House that local health authorities have been conducting contact tracing and seven persons of interest have been identified so far.
Those seven persons have also been tested locally but their results have returned negative.
“These, again, will be taken to the test centre in Trinidad,” Malone said, adding that they have since been quarantined.
This latest patient is the fourth confirmed COVID-19 case in the BVI.
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