The territory has recorded another Covid-19-related death, according to the government’s latest Covid-19 dashboard update issued last Thursday.

As of that day, the death toll from the pandemic was 63, with the 62nd recorded death occurring at the end of February.

The update last Thursday also noted that there were 101 active Covid-19 cases throughout the territory but no hospitalisations. That was a drop in ten cases since government’s previous update on May 27.

On Tortola, there were 86 active cases as of last Thursday. The remaining 15 were in Virgin Gorda.
Ninety-one of the cases were found locally and seven cases through contact tracing. Three were found through travel screening.

There were 18,053 fully vaccinated people in the territory, and 1,312 partially vaccinated people as of last Thursday, according to the update.

Test shortage

On Friday, the BVI Health Services Authority released a notice about a shortage of rapid tests at testing sites.

The BVIHSA blamed a delay in the shipment of antigen test kits and said the matter would be resolved by today.

“Please note that the BVIHSA is still accepting re- quests for RT-PCR tests,” the notice stated. “However, we recommend that persons opting for this diagnostic method be prepared for a minimum 24-hour turnaround time.”


On June 1, the United States Virgin Islands relaxed its entry protocol for domestic and international travellers.

Registering through the USVI online portal is no longer required, but international travellers still need to present a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 24 hours.

In this territory, entry protocols remained unchanged.

Travellers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated still need to register through a portal, but vaccinated travellers are able to enter the territory with just a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours.