As of April 20th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty three (23). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred eleven (2211).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty two (22) people in home isolation. One (1) patient 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 one hundred sixty one (2161). Fifty two (52) 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 2673 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 26, 322 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
As new incoming Minister to the ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA), the Honourable Minister Omar Ottley is focused on promoting herd immunity within our country and therefore encourages the general public to come out and get vaccinated. Collectively we can work together to return to some type of normalcy.