As of May 17th, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty six (36). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred ninety two (2292).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty five (35) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is 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 two thousand two hundred twenty nine (2229). Forty four (44) 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 2, 862 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 28, 642 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
In order to achieve herd immunity we must work together and encourage one another to get vaccinated. Play you part and protect your health.