The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 38th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family much strength and healing.
As of August 10th, there were forty four (44) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however forty five (45) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred fifty six (256). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand forty five (3045).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring two hundred forty (240) people are in home isolation. Sixteen (16) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to thirty eight (38).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand seven hundred fifty one (2751). Two hundred thirty one (231) 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, 513 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 to remain vigilant as we are in the midst of the fourth wave. Please limit your social contacts and wear your masks.