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11 COVID-19 recoveries today

As of March 3rd, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eleven (11) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty (20). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and sixty five (2065).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty (20) people in home isolation. Currently there are no patients 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 and eighteen (2018). Fifty four (54) 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 2532 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 19, 228 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

If you are sick, or experiencing flu- like symptoms, stay at home and call your family doctor. Minister Panneflek urges everyone to act responsible and wear a mask when in public places, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and remain cautious of large gathering’s.