PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of February 18th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; howeverfive (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifty five (55). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and twenty seven (2027).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty four (54) 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 one thousand nine hundred and forty five (1945). One hundred and twenty three (123) 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 tested2467 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested16, 994 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek advises everyone to remain vigilant and wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.