The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the two (2) victims who passed away due to COVID-19. Minister Ottley would like to wish the families comfort and prayers during their time of grief.
As of September 1st, there were twenty seven (27) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however forty five (45) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred sixty five (265). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand seven hundred forty six (3746).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring two hundred forty nine (249) people in home isolation. Sixteen (16) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to fifty three (53).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand four hundred twenty eight (3428). Two hundred eleven (211) 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, 624 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 41, 509 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Remain vigilant when in public, it is your duty to protect your health. Continue to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.