The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 34th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family much strength during this time.
As of July 6th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty five (25). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred thirty (2630).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty three (23) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to thirty four (34).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand five hundred seventy one (2571). Twenty seven (27) 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, 257 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 33, 371 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley encourages the public to come out and get vaccinated. Friday, July 9th, will be the last day to receive your vaccine as part of the mass vaccination campaign. Belair Community Center reopened for COVID-19 vaccinations and will be open on Monday to Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.