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Turning to Faith, BVI Calls for 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting as Positive Covid Cases Surge to 1,147


(VI Consortium) USVI neighbor the British Virgin Islands is currently being overwhelmed by the Covid-19 virus, and the government has called for 21 days of prayer and fasting as the British territory turns to faith for help.

“The BVI is now in a situation of advanced community spread,” BVI Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald Georges said during an address to residents Sunday.

He said the BVI performed 5,592 tests between July 3-9, returning 989 positive Covid results. “This brings the total number of positives to 1,147 as of July 10, 2021,” Dr. Georges said. The results equate to a positivity rate of 17 percent. He added that from July 9 through Sunday there were 149 positive results, with another 111 results still pending.

“The BVI has seen exponential growth in active cases with a trend of increasing number of daily reports of new cases,” Dr. Georges said. This trend “appears to have stabilized, however large numbers of new cases are expected to continue to be reported for several days.”

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