There is some good news to report, when it comes to the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. territory.
There have been 731 people tested for the Coronavirus in the Virgin Islands, with 54 testing positive, 50 people have recovered from the virus. 16 people have tested positive in St. Croix, 36 in St. Thomas, and 2 in St. John.
The good news, as of Friday afternoon, there is only one active case of COVID-19 in the territory, according to the VI Department of Health.
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said while this is welcome news, it’s not a cause for celebration, and residents must continue to abide by stay at home and social distancing orders, “We are still very much in the midst of the fight against the Coronavirus spread in our community. We’ve done a really good job, all of us, of mitigating the spread. But as I continue to say, unlike a hurricane, we don’t know if we’re in the eye, the center, the front or the back. We don’t know if we’re in the tail or if it’s just about to kick up, so we urge you to just remain vigilant.”
After being closed for two weeks, beaches re-opened on Monday with some water quality concerns, because of the amount of boats that have been in the water. However, more good news here, all 31 public beaches have been cleared, with water quality testing coming back all good.
The stay at home order and closures of non-essential businesses is scheduled to last until April 30th.
Governor Bryan said on Monday, he will address whether that will continue and what the plans are to open up the economy in the Virgin Islands.