The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 62nd COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family strength during this time.
As of September 24th, there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eighteen (18) 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 ninety seven (4197).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty five (155) people in home isolation. Ten (10) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to sixty two (62).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand nine hundred seventy (3970). One hundred ten (110) 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 urges the public to come out tomorrow Saturday, September 25th, at SMMC premises in Cayhill from 9:00am to 3:00pm. On site there will be the vaccination pop-up drive, Prostate cancer screening and a health check corner.