As of January 6th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to ninety eight (98). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand five hundred and twelve (1512).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring ninety seven (97) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is 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 eighty seven (1387). One hundred and seventy three (173) people remain 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 2040 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.
As we continue to work towards reducing the spread of the virus, Minister Panneflek urges all to continue to play your part; wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 2 meters when in public places, wash or sanitize your hands frequently and refrain from mass gatherings.