As of July 3rd, there were two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however fourteen (14) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty six (26). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred twenty (2620).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty two (22) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty three (33).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand five hundred sixty one (2561). Forty one (41) 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, 245 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.
As of tonight, Saturday July 3rd, nightlife has been re-extended to 2:00AM. Minister Ottley would like to encourage persons who have not yet been vaccinated to do their research and consider receiving the vaccination, as we continue striving to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19.