As of May 19th, there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however five (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to sixty three (63). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand three hundred twenty six (2326).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty nine (59) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients are 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 thirty six (2236). Eighty eight (88) 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, 890 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.
Minister Ottley hereby reminds everyone to be mindful of your surroundings. Persons who are feeling unwell, are encouraged to go to the COVID-19 testing site in Point Blanche (before the harbor). The opening hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 – 11 AM or by appointment on the weekend.