As of January 4th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to sixty eight (68). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand four hundred and sixty five (1465).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty six (66) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty seven (27).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to one thousand three hundred and seventy (1370). One hundred and forty three (143) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.
The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA) Airport Health Team in collaboration with Health Care Laboratory Sint Maarten (HCLS) have tested 1989 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 10, 242 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
As we continue to work towards reducing further spread of COVID-19, Minister Panneflek urges the public to wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene and refrain from large gatherings.