PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of April 29th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; howeverthree (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to sixteen (16). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred thirty (2230).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fourteen (14) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are currently 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 eighty seven (2187). 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 tested 2, 705 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested26, 359 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 bid everyone a safe Carnival Day in advance and reminds everyone to remain cautious, wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands.