As of August 3rd, there were twenty six (26) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nine (9) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred twelve (112). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand eight hundred twenty four (2824).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred (100) people in home isolation. Twelve (12) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty four (34).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand six hundred seventy eight (2678). Sixty six (66) people remain 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, 451 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 37, 841 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
We are seeing a drastic increase in the numbers and urges the public to remain vigilant. Wear your mask, and frequently sanitize or wash your hands.