PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of April 13th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however nine (9) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty six (36). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred ninety six (2196).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty five (35) 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 two thousand one hundred thirty three (2133). Twenty eight (28) 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 tested2655 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested25, 304 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek would hereby like to remind everyone that adherence to the mandatory regulations implemented are crucial in efforts to reduce further spread of the virus. Make your health a priority and wear your mask, practice social distancing, sanitize or wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gatherings.