PHILIPSBURG:--- As of June 15th, there were eleven (11) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to sixty-nine (69). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand five hundred forty-three (2543).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty-three (63) people in home isolation. Six (6) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty-two (32).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand four hundred forty-two (2442). Ninety-one (91) 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, 118 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 30, 889 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley encourages everyone to remain cautious when in public places. For your safety, come out and get vaccinated, you do not need to make an appointment. Just bring a form of photo ID for registration.