The V.I. Dept. of Health on Friday held a press briefing to address what it said was surging Covid-19 cases on the island of St. Croix during the week beginning March 12-18. The department said there were 81 new positive Covid-19 cases territory-wide during that time, with St. Croix accounting for sixty-two to St. Thomas's nineteen. During that time period, 2,001 people were tested, which brought the territory's seven-day positivity rate to 4 percent.