PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 30th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family strength during their time of grief.
As of June 8th, there were eleven (11) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, twelve (12) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy-five (75). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand four hundred ninety-five (2495).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy-one (71) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to thirty (30).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand three hundred ninety (2390). One hundred nineteen (119) 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 3, 050 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 30, 424 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges those who have not registered to be vaccinated, to go out and do so. Persons interested in getting vaccinated are asked to walk with a form of photo ID for registration. Remember walk-ins are accepted. Let us continue to drive to 85%.