Department of Health Concludes Investigation of Possible Death Related to COVID-19

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands — The Virgin Islands Department of Health has ended its investigation of the unexpected death of a 41-year old male on St. Thomas who recovered from COVID-19 five weeks ago. Health officials, after receiving an evaluation from the medical examiner and the department’s Epidemiology division, determined that the death was not related to COVID-19.

As it stands, there have been twenty-four deaths related to COVID-19 in the territory.

You should continue to follow these precautionary measures: stay at home, practice social distancing, wear a mask when in company of others outside of those in your household, clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water.

To report a suspected case of COVID-19, please call (340) 712-6299 or (340) 776-1519. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. For more information, visit covid19usvi.com. For COVID19 updates, text COVID19USVI to 888777.