PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 69th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Peace and healing go out to the family during this time.
As of October 8th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, eight (8) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred twenty-two (122). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred three (4403).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred sixteen (116) people in home isolation. Six (6) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to sixty-nine (69).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand two hundred twelve (4212). Ninety-two (92) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.
The total number of persons tested is 53,105.
As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Special thanks to VMT for their assistance at the community COVID-19 vaccination pop-up today. Your hard work and dedication are appreciated.