PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of April 17th, there was two (2) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty four (34). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred five (2205).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty four (34) people in home isolation. No patients are 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 two thousand one hundred forty four (2144). Thirty seven (37) 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 tested2666 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested26, 322 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 practice wearing your mask, practicing social distancing, sanitizing or washing your hands frequently and refraining from mass gatherings.