The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 63rd COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family comfort and strength during their time of grief.
As of September 25th, there were sixteen (16) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however fourteen (14) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred sixty six (166). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand two hundred thirteen (4213).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty six (156) people in home isolation. Ten (10) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to sixty three (63).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand nine hundred eighty four (3984). One hundred twelve (112) 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, 707 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 41, 509 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley would like to thank SMMC, CPS and all who assisted and came to the COVID-19 vaccination pop-up drive, Prostate cancer screening and health check corner at SMMC premises today.