There has been an upsurge in reported cases of COVID-19 in the BVI.
The BVI’s latest COVID-19 dashboard figures revealed that 24 active cases of the coronavirus was detected as of May 3.
The recent upsurge comes after the last report stated that only two persons in the territory had remained positive for the coronavirus.
This shows that 22 of the cases were detected after April, 29 when the last update was issued.
All of the current cases have been classified as asymptomatic which means that persons who have tested positive have not displayed visible symptoms of having the virus.
Fifteen of the recorded cases have been registered on the main island of Tortola; two cases on Virgin Gorda and one each on the islands of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. A further five cases were said to be isolated to vessels.
According to the dashboard, 23 of the cases were detected following entry into the BVI with seven coming on Day 0; 13 cases on Day 4 and one case on Day 14.
Two of the cases were listed as having come from travel screening while only one case was classified as being local.
All cases and close contacts of those affected by the virus have reportedly been quarantined.
Of the nearly 40,000 persons that have been tested so far, the territory has recorded a total of 216 positive cases of COVID-19.
There has been one death recorded along with 191 recoveries from the dreaded virus.
Meanwhile, the territory’s vaccination progress continues apace with a reported 11,147 vaccines having been administered thus far.
Of these, more than 10,000 persons are recorded as receiving their first dose of the vaccine while more than 900 persons have been listed as receiving their second dose of the vaccine.
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