As of August 6th, there were thirty three (33) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however thirteen (13) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred eighty seven (187). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand nine hundred twenty four (2924).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred seventy five (175) people in home isolation. Twelve (12) 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 three (2703). One hundred forty nine (149) 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, 478 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.
An 11pm curfew will go into effect as of Sunday August 8th for a period of two (2) weeks. Minister Ottley urges persons who have not been vaccinated as yet to consider doing so. Persons already vaccinated should consider getting tested at regular intervals.