PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of January 9th, there were zero (0) persons who tested positive for COVID-19. Seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to ninety five (95). The total number of confirmed cases remains at one thousand five hundred and fifty four (1554).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring ninety four (94) 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 four hundred and thirty two (1432). One hundred and ninety three (193) 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 tested2108 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.
Minister Panneflek urges everyone to continue and wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 2 meters when in public places, wash or sanitize your hands frequently and refrain from attending mass gatherings.