PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of September 11th , there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however thirty one (31) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred nineteen (219). The total number of confirmedcases is now three thousand nine hundred seventy nine (3979).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring two hundred seven (207) people in home isolation. Twelve (12) 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 seven hundred three (3703). One hundred sixty seven (167) people remain 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 would like to thank CPS staff and all persons who came out to the vaccination pop-up drive today. Special thanks to everyone who was apart of informing the public about a healthy lifestyle.