PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of April 7th, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty one (41). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred seventy four (2174).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty (40) 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 two thousand one hundred six (2106). Sixty one (61) 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 tested2644 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested24, 628 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek would like to remind everyone of the necessary precautions to safeguard their health, that of their families and our community. If you have flu-like symptoms, remain at home and call your family doctor.