Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Friday, 8 May 2020 - 8:05pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone has announced that a fourth person has recovered from COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development made the determination in accordance with guidance of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

During a statement today, Honourable Malone also stated that the 13 additional test samples sent to CARPHA this week resulted in negative outcomes bringing the total number of samples to 167 for 143 individuals. The BVI Epidemiological Summary is as follows:

  • 167 samples from 143 total persons tested (including re-testing)
  • 160 negative samples
  • 7 confirmed positive
  • 4 recovered
  • 2 active cases
  • 1 death

Honourable Malone said, “All the preemptive actions taken by the Government and every BVI business, household, community and individual have resulted in the successes we have achieved thus far in controlling the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Health system capacities are in place to detect, isolate, test and treat every case and trace and track every contact.”

Persons who may have come in contact with a possible case or contact of a case of COVID-19 or show any symptoms such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, headache or recent loss of taste or smell should remain at home and seek medical advice by calling the medical hotline at 852-7650.