As of July 17th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty nine (29). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred sixty four (2664).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty five (25) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty four (34).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand six hundred one (2601). Twenty nine (29) 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, 333 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 35, 043 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 thank everyone who came out to the vaccination pop-up drives this weekend. Together we can achieve herd immunity.