PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of June 17th, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however twelve (12) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy one (71). Thetotal number of confirmed cases is now two thousand five hundred sixty one (2561).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty six (66) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty two (32).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand four hundred fifty eight (2458). Eighty six (86) 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 tested 3,131 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 30,889 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
This weekend’s pop up vaccination clinic will take place on Saturday, June 19th between 9 AM and 4 PM or until supplies last. All persons who were vaccinated at CPS on May 29th are encouraged to come out to the Jose Lake Ball Park to receive their second dose.