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9 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

As of May 7th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty three (33). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred fifty nine (2259).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty one (31) people in home isolation. Two (2) 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 two thousand one hundred ninety nine (2199). Thirty eight (38) 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, 750 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.

Minister Ottley would like to encourage persons living in Belvedere, Dutch Quarter, Middle Region and surrounding areas to come out to the COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach tomorrow, Saturday May 8th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Belvedere Methodist Church. Free shuttle buses will be available to the pop-up vaccination site. There is no need to register, just bring any form of ID. There is a limited supply so please come early.