The V.I. Health Department confirmed the 122nd COVID-19-related death in the territory on Monday, an 89-year-old man on St. Thomas.
Commissioner Justa Encarnacion extended condolences from the entire Department of Health to the man’s family.
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 follow all precautionary measures by practicing social distancing and wearing masks in crowded public areas, cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly, and washing their hands often with soap and warm water.