PHILIPSBURG:--- As of September 18th, there were twenty-one (21) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, seventeen (17) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred seventy-five (175). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand ninety-one (4091).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred sixty-five (165) people in home isolation. Ten (10) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at fifty-nine (59).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand eight hundred fifty-seven (3857). One hundred thirty-five (135) 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, 694 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 the safety of your loved ones and yourself, wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.