The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 60th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family much strength during this time.
As of September 20th , there were twenty six (26) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however forty eight (48) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred fifty two (152). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand one hundred seventeen (4117).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred forty one (141) people in home isolation. Eleven (11) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to sixty (60).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand nine hundred five (3905). One hundred twenty three (123) 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, 700 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.
Minister Ottley urges everyone to continue and wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.