Active Covid-19 cases dropped to 397 on Wednesday from 708 cases seven days earlier, according to government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

Also during that time, however, government reported that two more people with Covid-19 had died, bringing the total to 49.

The number of people hospitalised decreased from 17 last Thursday to 12 on Wednesday. About 36 more people became fully vaccinated in those days as well, bringing the territory’s total to 17,236.

As of the Wednesday update, there were 318 active cases on Tortola, 66 on Virgin Gorda, nine on Jost Van Dyke, two aboard vessels and two on Anegada.

Of those, 308 cases were found locally or from contact tracing. Twenty-eight were found
through travel screenings, 53 through entry screening on “day seven,” and eight through entry screening on “day zero,” the dashboard stated.

‘Do not travel’

Though numbers are dropping in the territory after a sudden surge in cases suspected to have been caused by the omicron variant, the United States has issued its most draconian travel advisory — Level Four — for the territory.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the territory on its “Do Not Travel” list on Jan. 18, citing concerns about a “very high level of Covid-19 in the country.”

The US Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados posted the notice on its website, and a day later it issued a warning for travel to St. Kitts and Nevis.

Its latest update on Monday includes French West Indies countries and territories like Guadeloupe, Martinique, St.