BVI: COVID wreaking havoc in the BVI, Death toll now 23

(Tortola BVI) –  BVI’s Ministry of Health announced Tuesday evening three more COVID-related deaths bringing the total to Twenty Three.

According to the information 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.

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.

According to BVI NEWS, Nearly 800 persons took their first jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the weekend through the government’s vaccination campaign dubbed Operation Protect Each Other Drive-Thru Vaccination.

Meanwhile, the publication said another 134 persons took their second dose of the vaccine through the said campaign; bringing the overall number of jabs administer to 887.

Source: BVI NEWS 

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