Advanced Community Spread! 1.2K Active COVID-19 Cases
The British Virgin Islands now has over 1,100 positive, active cases of COVID-19 with more cases expected in the coming days.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald Georges made the announcement on Sunday, July 11, via a live update.
He said: “The BVI is now in a situation of advanced community spread. As of the 10th of July 2021, a total of 5,692 tests were done over the period 3rd July to 9th July and returned a total of 989 positive results.”
He continued, “This means the total number of positive cases to 1,147 as of the 10th of July 2021. Today we have 149 additional positive results from the 9th of July, those have so far been reported with the further 111 samples left to be reported on.”
The CMO said the territory is now seeing daily reports of new cases.
“The trend in increasing daily reports of new cases reported appears to have stabilized, however large number of new cases are expected to continue to be reported for several days. We expect that the momentum of cases and increase of new cases will continue for a few more days based on previous exposure,” he added.