As of August 19th, there were fifty three (53) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however fifty six (56) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to three hundred forty four (344). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand three hundred sixty six (3366).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring three hundred thirty(330) people in home isolation. Fourteen (14) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at forty two (42).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand nine hundred eighty (2980). Three hundred twenty three (323) 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, 558 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 urges everyone to take your health seriously. Remain vigilant when in public place, limit your social contacts and wear your masks.