The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 58th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family strength and healing during their time of grief.
As of September 14th , there were twenty two (22) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however sixteen (16) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred ninety five (195). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand twenty one (4021).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred eighty six (186) people in home isolation. Nine (9) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to fifty eight (58).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand seven hundred sixty eight (3768). One hundred seventy one (171) 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, 657 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.
For your safety, Minister Ottley urges everyone to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.