PHILIPSBURG:--- As of September 12th, there were twenty (20) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however forty-nine (49) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred ninety (190). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand nine hundred ninety-nine (3999).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred seventy-eight (178) people in home isolation. Twelve (12) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at fifty-seven (57).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand seven hundred fifty-two (3752). One hundred sixty-four (164) 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, 657 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 41, 509 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 remind everyone to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.