As of August 5th, there were forty three (43) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eight (8) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred sixty seven (167). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand eight hundred ninety one (2891).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty two (152) people in home isolation. Fifteen (15) 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 six hundred ninety (2690). One hundred thirty four (134) 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, 466 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 everyone to get vaccinated or play your part and get tested as the numbers has increased drastically. An urgent meeting will be held with COM to determine if the country should go into lockdown.