PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of January 22nd, there were sixteen (16) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and thirty three (133). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand seven hundred and twenty four (1724).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and thirty three (133) people in home isolation. We are pleased to announce that there are currently 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 five hundred and sixty four (1564). Two hundred and forty (240) 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 tested2258 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested13, 533 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 move with caution when in public places. COVID is still active within the community and everyone should continue to practice the implemented guidelines for safety.