PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of January 20th, there were twenty six (26) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nineteen (19) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and thirty four (134). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand seven hundred and three (1703).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and thirty three (133) people in home isolation. One (1) patient remains 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 forty two (1542). Two hundred and thirty three (233) people are inquarantine 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 tested2252 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 urges everyone to remain vigilant when in public places. COVID-19 is still very active in our community and everyonemust do their part to keep our cases low.