SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of March 27th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, nine (9) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty (30). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred thirty (2130).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty-eight (28) people in home isolation. Two (2) 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 seventy-three (2073). Forty-six (46) 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 2614 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 23, 608 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
In efforts to further control the spread of the virus, Minister Panneflek encourages everyone to wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.