As of September 23rd, there were seventeen (17) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eleven (11) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred sixty five (165). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand one hundred seventy eight (4178).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty six (156) people in home isolation. Nine (9) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at sixty one (61).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand nine hundred fifty two (3952). One hundred nine (109) 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, 704 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 urges all unvaccinated persons to come out to the vaccination pop-up drive on Saturday, September 25th, at SMMC premises in Cayhill from 9:00am to 3:00pm. On site there will also be Prostate cancer screening and a health check corner with blood pressure and glucose monitoring.