PHILIPSBURG:--- As of June 9th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however twelve (12) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy-one (71). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand five hundred three (2503).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty-six (66) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty (30).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand four hundred two (2402). One hundred forty-one (141) 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, 062 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 would like to encourage the public to remain vigilant and observe the COVID-19 guidelines for your safety.