PHILIPSBURG:--- As of February 22nd, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eleven (11) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty-nine (49). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and forty-two (2042).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-eight (48) 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 nine hundred and sixty six (1966). One hundred and sixteen (116) 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 2481 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 19, 228 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
As we continue to monitor the spread of the virus on St. Maarten, Minister Panneflek reminds everyone to wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.