As of April 28th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifteen (15). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred twenty six (2226).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fourteen (14)) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is currently 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 two thousand one hundred eighty four (2184). Thirty nine (39) 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 2, 703 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 26, 359 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, practice social distancing, sanitize or wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gatherings.