PHILIPSBURG:--- As of January 10th, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however, two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to ninety-four (94). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand five hundred and fifty-five (1555).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring ninety-three (93) people in home isolation. One (1) patient remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. 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 four hundred and thirty-four (1434). One hundred and seventy-four (174) 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 2117 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.
CPS has informed the Ministry of Public Health that they are still awaiting some lab results from over the weekend. As we continue to work towards flattening the curve, Minister Panneflek encourages all to continue and follow the mandatory regulations implemented.