PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor Omar Ottley extends his sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 31st COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Heartfelt thoughts go out to the family in this time of sorrow.
As of June 10th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, one (1) person had recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy-seven (77). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand five hundred eleven (2511).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy-three (73) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to thirty-one (31).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand four hundred three (2403). One hundred thirty-six (136) 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 3, 063 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 30, 424 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 urge our residents and visitors to be mindful and practice the public health interventions; mask-wearing, social distancing, and frequent hand washing. If you have not been vaccinated, please go out and do so.