PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of February 26th, there were (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however five (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty three (33). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and fifty three (2053).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty three (33) people in home isolation. Currently there are no patients 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 ninety three (1993). Eighty four (84) 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 tested2506 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.
As we continue to work toward achieving zero active cases; Minister Panneflek urges everyone to wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.