As of May 20th, there were twenty (20) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nine (9) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy four (74). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand three hundred forty six (2346).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty nine (69) people in home isolation. Five (5) 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 forty five (2245). Ninety two (92) 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 warns the public that we are experiencing our third wave and urges everyone to wear your mask, come forward to get tested if you have any signs or symptoms and get vaccinated. COVID-19 outbreaks will continue as long as we as a population are not vaccinated.