As of July 13th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however one (1) person has recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty seven (27). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred fifty (2650).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty three (23) 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 five hundred eighty nine (2589). Twenty one (21) 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 3, 319 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 reiterate to the public that the vaccination campaign has been extended for a few more weeks. Come out and receive your vaccination if you haven’t done so already.