PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of February 24th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty (40). Thetotal number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and fifty (2050).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty nine (39) 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 one thousand nine hundred and eighty three (1983). Ninety nine (99) people are inquarantine 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 tested2499 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested19, 228 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek urges everyone to remain vigilant when in public places. For your safety; continue to wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.