A 50-year-old St. Croix man was confirmed Monday as the 36th COVID-19 related death by the V.I. Department of Health.
According to the department’s statistics, the death was the 12th on St. Croix related to the disease. There have been 22 COVID deaths on St. Thomas/Water Island, and one on St. John.
The department urged residents to continue following basic precautionary measures: practice social distancing, wear a mask when in the company of others outside of those in your household, clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water.
Health also pointed out that statistics show the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent severe illness and death. Residents can schedule an appointment by calling 340-777-8227 or online at covid19usvi.com/vaccines.
Walk-ins also are accepted at community vaccination centers. St. Croix’s Community Vaccination Center is at the Nissan Center in La Grande Princesse, adjacent to the Honda dealership and the Paint Shop, on the same side of the street as Food town. On St. Thomas, the Community Vaccination Center is at the Community Health Clinic on the 2nd floor at the Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Residents can report a suspected case of COVID-19 by calling 340-712-6299 or(340-776-1519. Further information is available by visiting covid19usvi.com.