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Half-dozen more COVID deaths recorded!

A half-dozen more persons in the British Virgins Islands have died from COVID-19, the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday evening.

This brings the territory’s overall COVID-19 death toll to 23.

The latest recorded deceased persons include a 50-year-old female who died on July 18, a 71-year-old male, a 66-year-old female, a 41-year-old female, a 74-year-female who died on July 19, and a 67-year-old male who died today.

Five of these victims of the virus died at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital while one person died at home.

And as of July 18, confirmed active cases in the territory had fallen to 1,604 with what the ministry said is “a reduction in daily increase in new cases”.

“This is a difficult time for all of us here in the territory,” Health Minister Carvin Malone commented. “We have never seen a situation like this unfold. I pray that God continues to grant us favour and mercy to see us through this very troubling time.”

“We met with a team of over 45 doctors, who have pledged their support and we are calling on the nurses active, retired, at home or abroad to lend their services and support at this very important moment,” he further said.

Amid this viral outbreak, the government continues its drive-thru vaccination campaign launched last weekend.

Persons seeking their first or second jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine can do so from July 20 to 24 on the festival grounds in Road Town between 9 am and 4 pm daily.

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23 Comments

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  1. Dog says:

    How do we know what happened until a autopsy is preform. That the only thing people can die from,come on bvi donot falls like the outta would 😤

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    • Smh says:

      Right, you are so intelligent. I mean, 23 individuals die here within what 2 to 3 weeks all the time.

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    • Rubber Duck says:

      You see a man with bad diabetes walking down the street and suddenly he is hit by a truck and dies.

      You don’t need an autopsy.

      These people are dying of Covid.

  2. Doh says:

    Omfg

    This is awful. And we have no one but ourselves to blame. Shame on anyone who has not been vaccinated. The deaths of our families is on your heads

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    • CLICK says:

      You. CAnnot infringe on people’s right. Who wants to vaccine do so knowingly and not forced to do so.

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      • Butty says:

        Knowingly infringing on the right of others to live is politely called murder.

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      • Doh says:

        Yet it’s mandatory to vaccinate for polio, measles, tetanus, etc? This is real, it kills, and you claim the right to NOT vaccinate? How ignorant are you???

        You are to blame for our neighbors deaths.

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      • Is dat so? says:

        So is it an infringement of human rights to require children to be vaccinated before they can attend school?

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    • @omg says:

      Ask your minister to now post how many of the deaths are vaccinated. watch good at yesterday survey and see they didnt put that part up. Tis time this vaccine and not vaccine argument stop mehson. see how God judgment coming down on BVI because we keep adding fuel to hate and praying same time as if God is a mockery.

  3. Serious says:

    SOME people are not taking this serious and claiming covid is just the flu.

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  4. Condolences says:

    again to all surviving family members. May those members of our community who have passed rest peacefully. God be with them.

    A tragedy is unfolding here. Please folks, it’s never too late to get vaccinated. Protect yourself, family, friends and the overall community. Do your part to stop the spread of this infection and the dying.

    Don’t delay.

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  5. grief says:

    Condolences to the families of the fallen.

    Can the ministry please tell us how many deaths to this point were vaccinated? tonight’s update don’t have your vax and unvax figures, maybe you forgot.

    Have we received any report if we have the delta variant or not or I missed the notice on that one

    Everything with respect and nothing is wrong in asking a question

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  6. covid heros says:

    what happened to all the covid heros they had big do for some months ago? The real thing is here, anybody see them. Let me tell you who are the covid heroes. The medical staff who have to be up on people face to take test not knowing what they have. The people who took an oath to care for the sick and doing so with all their might. The people who have to clean the hospital and public sites. The people who have to cook and deliver the meals. The people who have to take the lab tests and administer the medications. The people who have to drive and be in the ambulance when theyre called to help a sick person or at an accident scene not knowing if they are cowid positive. The security guards at the hospital who don’t know who they have to open the door for. The undertakers who have to deal with the corpse seeing that even though they might have guidelines, they are only trained in dealing with cases and the now have to do what they have to do.

    To all of you and all who I forget, I say thank you

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  7. @covid says:

    Delete ” have to ” from your essay.
    None ” have to “.
    They are all saintly heros, risking their lives because they are unselfish and giving.
    Much thanks and lessons to them all.

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  8. Secon dat says:

    When are we going to know whether I r not thus is the Delta variant.
    More and variants to come.

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  9. Do Better BVINews says:

    “Half-dozen?” They are SIX Beautiful Humans Beings with Souls…….not eggs on a shopping list.

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    • Come on says:

      Half dozen is a numerical term. I’m sure It was chosen in order to emphasize the great amount of deaths. It is not an insult. I’m sure you know this. We have more to worry about than whether they said six or half dozen!

  10. Smh says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if it the delta variant..AKA THE BEAST.

  11. Jane says:

    Please BVN News can you choose a more sensitive photo? This corpse hand is horrible. Imagine your loved one passed and this is the picture you see!

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