PHILIPSBURG:--- As of January 7th, there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and ten (110). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand five hundred and thirty-one (1531).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and ten (110) people in home isolation. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty-seven (27).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to one thousand three hundred and ninety-four (1394). Two hundred and four (204) people remain 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 2056 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 11, 535 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
We continue to ask the public for your cooperation in wearing a mask, maintaining a social distance of 2 meters when in public places, washing or sanitizing your hands frequently, and refrain from attending mass gatherings. Remember that flattening the curve is highly dependent on the behaviors of all members of the community.