The Minister of
Public Health, Social Development and
Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends
of the three (3) victims who passed away
due to COVID-19. Strength and prayers go out to the families during this time.
As of September 27th, there were
twenty two (22) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however twenty eight
(28) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred
fifty seven (157). The total number of
confirmed cases is now four thousand two hundred thirty five (4235).
The Collective Prevention Services
(CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty (150) people in home isolation. Seven
(7) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total
number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to sixty six (66).
The number of people recovered since
the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand twelve
(4012). One hundred eight (108) 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, 719 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 continues to encourage
the everyone to wear your mask, reduce social
contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.