PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 58th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family strength and healing during their time of grief.
As of September 14th, there were twenty-two (22) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, sixteen (16) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred ninety-five (195). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand twenty-one (4021).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred eighty-six (186) people in home isolation. Nine (9) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to fifty-eight (58).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand seven hundred sixty-eight (3768). One hundred seventy-one (171) 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.
For your safety, Minister Ottley urges everyone to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.