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First COVID-19 death recorded for 2021

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Omar Ottley hereby informs the public that there were no laboratory reports received today. The total number of confirmed cases remains at two thousand three hundred sixty six (2366).

Minister Ottley extends his sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 28th COVID-19 victim, who passed away today. He

wishes the family peace and strength during their time of bereavement.

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty three (83) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to twenty eight (28).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at two thousand two hundred fifty (2250). One hundred nineteen (119) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The Minister urges the public to realize that COVID-19 is real and encourages everyone to be cautious and follow all protocols in place.