PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of February 23rd, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; howeverseven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty seven (47). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and forty seven (2047).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty six (46) 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 one thousand nine hundred and seventy three (1973). One hundred and one (101) 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 tested2488 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested19, 228 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Please continue to wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s. We must work together to reduce the spread of the virus.