PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of May 15th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty two (32). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred eighty two (2282).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty nine (29) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients are 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 two hundred twenty three (2223). Forty one (41) 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, 812 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested26, 880 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges everyone to make your health a priority. Continue to wear your mask, practice social distancing and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.