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Five more deaths reported in three days as COVID cases plummet

Five more deaths reported in three days as COVID cases plummet

A newly released epidemiological summary shows that five more deaths have been added to the BVI‘s COVID-19 death toll since last Friday, pushing the latest total to 47 deaths.
The surprising jump in deaths comes as the territory has seen a sharp decline in active positive cases of the virus during that same period.

As with previous summaries, there was no analysis of the deaths showing gender, age or any other related information.

It is unclear whether the latest casualties were vaccinated or whether the significant drop in hospitalisations from 16 to nine persons meant any or all of the deceased persons were the ones previously hospitalised.

Just last Friday, it was announced by Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Ronald Georges that two additional deaths had been added to the death toll then, just as cases began to fall.

Meanwhile, total active positive cases are now down to 899, a marked reduction of 321 cases from the previous 1,220 cases announced in last Friday’s summary.

The epidemiological report released late yesterday afternoon showed that positive COVID-19 cases had reduced across all of the islands with just one new case added on a vessel.

Health officials have largely attributed the current outbreak in cases to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the virus, but have said this variant was milder than the Delta variant which was most dominant during the previous COVID-19 outbreak last year.

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