As of August 7th, there were twenty six (26) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred ten (210). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand nine hundred fifty (2950).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred ninety six (196) people in home isolation. Fourteen (14) 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 seven hundred six (2706). Two hundred two (202) 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, 497 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.
Minister Ottley would hereby like to remind the public that as of tomorrow, Sunday August 8th, all businesses are required to close at 11pm.