PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of September 10th , there were twenty two (22) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however twenty four (24) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred forty (240). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand nine hundred sixty nine (3969).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring two hundred twenty seven (227) people in home isolation. Thirteen (13) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at fifty seven (57).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand six hundred seventy two (3672). One hundred sixty seven (167) 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 3,639 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 41,509 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges all unvaccinated persons to come out to the vaccination pop-up drive tomorrow, Saturday September 11th, at the CPS Vineyard Office Park from 9:00am to 3:00pm.