The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 33rd COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family much strength during this time.
As of June 24th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifty two (52). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand five hundred ninety four (2594).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty seven (47) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to thirty three (33).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand five hundred nine (2509). Seventy four (74) 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 3, 186 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 33, 371 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley encourages everyone who has not been vaccinated to come out to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday June 26th at the de Weever property in Dutch Quarter from 9:00am until supplies last.