As of May 22nd, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases eighty nine (89). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand three hundred sixty six (2366).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty four (84) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients remain 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 fifty (2250). One hundred nineteen (119) 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, 900 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.
For your safety, continue to wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.