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5 COVID-19 recoveries today

As of January 3rd, there were zero (0) persons who tested positive for COVID-19. Five (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy five (75). The total number of confirmed cases remains at one thousand four hundred and sixty two (1462).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy two (72) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty seven (27).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to one thousand three hundred and sixty (1360). One hundred and fifty seven (157) 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 1959 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 10, 242 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

The recording of zero positive cases today, was a result of no testing done yesterday. Testing was conducted today which will reflect in tomorrow’s numbers once received from the labs. Minister Panneflek urges the public to wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene and refrain from large gatherings.