As of January 21st, there were sixty four (64) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however three hundred ninety eight (398) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one thousand five hundred forty two (1542) of which one thousand seven (1107) are locals, four hundred ten (410) are tourists and twenty four (24) persons are awaiting classification. The total number of confirmed cases has increased to nine thousand twenty nine (9029).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one thousand five hundred twenty nine (1529) people in home isolation. Thirteen (13) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to seventy seven (77).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to seven thousand four hundred ten (7410). Zero (0) persons are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.
As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges the public to remain cautious, for your safety avoid mass gatherings, conduct safety testing, and follow the COVID-19 protocols.