PHILIPSBURG:--- As of July 29th, there were seventeen (17) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy-eight (78). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand seven hundred sixty (2760).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy-six (76) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty-four (34).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand six hundred forty-eight (2648). Fifty-four (54) 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, 425 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 35, 043 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
We are noticing an increase in the numbers and hereby urges everyone to remain vigilant when in public places. For your safety wear your mask, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.