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Bryan May Announce New Restrictions As St. Thomas COVID-19 Cases Explode

In the wake of a 78 percent one-week jump in St. Thomas COVID-19 cases, Gov. Bryan is holding a press conference at 1 p.m. Thursday where new restrictions are expected.

In just the past week, since Wed. Aug. 5, the number of confirmed positive cases in the USVI has jumped 36 percent, from 501 to 682. But St. Thomas has seen a massive 78 percent jump in one week, from 194 confirmed cases on Aug. 5 to 346 confirmed cases as of Thursday morning.

Since Tuesday evening, the territory has recorded 43 new positive cases, including 20 at the St. Thomas jail and another 16 at the Queen Louise senior assisted living facility on St. Thomas.

The press conference will be broadcast on the government access cable channel and the V.I. government Facebook page.

Editor’s note: This has been corrected to reflect there were 16 cases reported at Queen Louise Home. None were reported at Lucinda Millin Home.

COVID-19 cases surged 78 percent in one week on St. Thomas.(Source: V.I. Department of Health)
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