PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of May 4th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty three (23). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred forty three (2243).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty (20) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remain 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 ninety three (2193). Thirty nine (39) 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, 725 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.
For your safety and the safety of your loved ones, Minister Ottley encourages everyone to wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.