PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of January 7th, there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and ten (110). The total number of confirmedcases is now one thousand five hundred and thirty one (1531).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and ten (110) people in home isolation. 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 three hundred and ninety four (1394). Two hundred and four (204) people remain 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 tested2056 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested11, 535 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
We continue to ask the public for your cooperation in wearing a mask, maintaining a social distance of 2 meters when in public places, washing or sanitizing your hands frequently and refrain from attending mass gatherings. Remember that flattening the curve is highly dependent on the behaviors of all members of the community.