PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of April 6th, there were thirteen (13) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; howevernineteen (19) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty five (35). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred sixty four (2164).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty four (34) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is 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 two (2102). Fifty eight (58) 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.
In efforts to reduce further spread of the virus, Minister Panneflek advises the public to wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene and refrain from large gatherings.
Minister Panneflek encourages you to be apart of the solution and register to be vaccinated.
To register for the COVID-19 vaccine via the online registration form which is available in English, Spanish, and Creole, and can be found via this link: https://forms.sintmaartengov.org/form.aspx?v=OGtn05kNmb or by paper registration which can be found at Collective Prevention Services (CPS) at the Vineyard Office Park Building, the Division of Labour Affairs at the Simpson Bay Public Service Center in Simpson Bay, doctors’ offices, the Government Administration Building, and select pharmacies.