As of August 25th, there were thirty (30) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however thirty eight (38) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to three hundred twenty two (322). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand five hundred fifty (3550).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring three hundred five (305) people in home isolation. Seventeen (17) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at forty six (46).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand one hundred eighty two (3182). Two hundred thirty two (232) people remains 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, 581 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 urges those who have not been vaccinated to come out to the vaccination pop-up drive on Saturday, August 28th, at the CPS Office Vineyard Park from 9:00am to 3:00pm. All persons interested in getting vaccinated are asked to bring any form of photo ID for registration. Mask wearing is mandatory.