St. Croix, US Virgin Islands — After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s one hundred and twenty-third (123rd) death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 68-year-old female on St. Thomas. The Department of Health extends condolences to the family and friends of our latest COVID-19 related fatality.
The Department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourages the public to become fully vaccinated and boosted. Residents are also urged to continue following all precautionary measures by practicing social distancing and wearing a mask in crowded public areas, cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly, and washing your hands often with soap and warm water.