PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of May 14th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eight (8) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty nine (29). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred seventy seven (2277).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty five (25) people in home isolation. Four (4) 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 one (2221). 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, 803 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 encourages the public to go out and get vaccinated. The vaccinations are free and walk-ins are accepted.