PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of April 15th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; howeverthree (3) persons have recovered. The total active cases remains at thirty six (36). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred two (2202).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty five (35) 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 two thousand one hundred thirty nine (2139). Thirty eight (38) 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 tested2655 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested25, 304 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 and wear your mask, practice social distancing, sanitize or wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gatherings.