The British Virgin Islands has recorded five additional COVID-related deaths as active COVID-19 cases in the territory continues to be on the decline with 510 recoveries also reported.
This was confirmed in an epidemiological report from the Ministry of Health dated Monday January 17 which stated that the total COVID-related deaths in the BVI now stands at 47.
This is an increase from the 42 which was reported on Friday January 14.
No other information was provided on the death of those individuals.
On the bright side, the territory over the last three days recorded 510 recoveries and 194 new active cases, which brought the total active cases down to 899.
This is 321 less cases than the previously announced 1,220 last Friday.
Also experiencing a decrease is the total hospitalisations, which are down from the previously announced 16 to 9.
Of the 899 active cases, 705 are on Tortola, 149 on Virgin Gorda, 40 on Anegada, 4 on Jost Van Dyke and 1 on Vessels.