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64-Year-Old Man is Latest to Die of Complications Tied to Covid-19 in USVI

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The V.I. Dept. of Health on Tuesday announced the 129th death tied to Covid-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“The deceased is a 64-year-old male on St. Thomas,” D.O.H. said in a release after it confirmed cause of death and notified the victim’s family.

The health department says it continues “to work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourages the public to become fully vaccinated and boosted.”

D.O.H also urged residents to remember to follow all precautionary measures by practicing social distancing around persons with whom you do not reside, wearing a mask in crowded public areas, washing your hands often with soap and warm water, and cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly.

As of Tuesday there were 268 active Covid-19 cases territory-wide, according to D.O.H. data, with St. Croix accounting for a bulk of the active cases with 230, followed by St. Thomas with 36, and St. John with 2.

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