A child is the latest person to test positive for COVID-19 in the BVI.
Health Minister Carvin Malone confirmed the case in a live broadcast to the territory Thursday night, September 10.
The child’s age wasn’t revealed but Minister Malone said the child tested positive on September 9. He also confirmed that the child is associated with someone who recently tested positive for the virus.
“We pray for their full and speedy recovery,” Malone stated.
In the meantime, the minister said 20 additional persons have fully recovered from the virus, reducing the territory’s active cases to 33.
The minister said more than 4,000 persons have been tested for COVID-19 at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital to date.
“This is good news but bear in mind, we are not out of the woods.” Malone urged.
He continued: “Your compliance with the existing COVID measures has helped tremendously to limit the spread of the virus, which puts us in a stronger position to safely continue on our quest to reopen our society, our economy and our borders. Given these positive measures, Cabinet will be meeting on Friday to receive a full briefing and consider policy decisions to further guide the way forward.”
Minister Malone also urged the public to take personal responsibility and hold each other accountable for adherence to the Public Health measures that have been put in place to suppress and control the COVID-19 virus.
The public is also reminded to continue practising the necessary safety protocols such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing and wearing masks in public spaces.
Persons experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, or difficulty breathing are encouraged to contact the territory’s Medical Hotline at 284-852-7650 to schedule an appointment for testing.
BVI COVID-19 Stats:
Confirmed cases – 64
Active cases – 33
Recoveries – 30
Deaths – 1
Number of Persons Tested – Over 4,000
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