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4 COVID-19 recoveries today

As of May 8th, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty (30). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred sixty (2260).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty eight (28) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty seven (27).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand two hundred three (2203). Thirty six (36) 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 2, 754 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 26, 359 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Ottley would like to thank everyone who came out to the COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach today at the Belvedere Methodist Church. For continuous safety, wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.