Two more persons in the British Virgin Islands have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
This brings the total overall number of persons who have tested positive in the BVI to 11. Two are active, eight have fully recovered, and one died.
Health Minister Carvin Malone said in a national broadcast moments ago that these two new cases are imported.
“Please note that both patients had recently returned to the territory, quarantined, and in accordance with the established health protocols, were tested at the end of their 14-day quarantine period,” he stated
The minister said both persons are exhibiting mild symptoms and will remain in isolation while being monitored, treated, and retested until recovered.
“This is another instance where our investments in various border control measures are surviving the intended purpose of detected reported cases and containing them in ways that limit the possibility of person-to-person transmission of the virus throughout the territory,” the minister stated.
In the meantime, Malone also announced that a total of 1,890 persons have been tested in the territory so far and six of the results from those tests are pending.