As of August 11th, there were forty three (43) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however seventeen (17) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred eighty two (282). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand eighty eight (3088).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring two hundred sixty four (264) people are in home isolation. Eighteen (18) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty eight (38).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand seven hundred sixty eight (2768). Two hundred twenty four (224) 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, 515 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 would like to remind everyone that the drive thru testing in Pointe Blanche remains open daily without the need for an appointment. Hours of operation are, Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon and on Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Vineyard Building. CPS is administering the COVID-19 vaccinations without the need of an appointment. For the month of August, walk-ins will be accommodated from Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 12 noon and 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.