The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 61st COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family peace during their time of loss.
As of September 21st , there were twenty nine (29) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however seventeen (17) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred sixty three (163). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand one hundred forty six (4146).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty four (154) 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 sixty one (61).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand nine hundred twenty two (3922). One hundred three (103) 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, 702 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 urges persons who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to stay at home and contact there GP.