PHILIPSBURG:--- As of January 20th, there were twenty-six (26) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nineteen (19) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and thirty-four (134). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand seven hundred and three (1703).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and thirty-three (133) 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 five hundred and forty-two (1542). Two hundred and thirty-three (233) 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 2252 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 13, 533 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek urges everyone to remain vigilant when in public places. COVID-19 is still very active in our community and everyone must do their part to keep our cases low.