This morning the territory of the Virgin Islands was made aware of yet another COVID-19 related death. The victim, a male in his thirties was admitted to the Dr. D Orlando Smith hospital and later succumbed to complications of COVID late last evening July 15th, 2021. 

This was confirmed when the father of the young man called a local radio program and publically confirmed his death. 

He was a member of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School class of 2001. 

Just last evening July 15th, 2021 it was announced that 2 additional Covid related deaths were recorded. 

The release stated, “The Ministry of Health and Social Development is confirming two more COVID related deaths today bringing the total number of deaths to eight.

The deceased are an 83-year-old female, and a 36-year-old female who were both patients at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital at the time of their passing.

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone expressed condolences to the families and loved ones on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands.  “Expressing condolences to the many bereaved families is getting harder and harder,” he said.

“The road to the other side of this surge will not be without challenges but I remain steadfast in knowing that if we all do our part, we will get through this!  Let us continue to pray, adhere to established COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, follow curfew orders and get vaccinated,” Honourable Malone pleaded.” 

With the most recent death announcement this morning July 16, 2021 the total Covid-19 related deaths now stand at 9. 

284 Media wishes to extend our deepest sympathies to all the bereaved families in the Virgin Islands.