SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of March 29th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19. There was a recovery rate of zero (0) cases today. The total active cases are thirty-four (34) and the total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred thirty-four (2134).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty-three (33) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is 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 remains at two thousand seventy-three (2073). Sixty-eight (68) 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.
Minister Panneflek would like to remind everyone of the necessary precautions to safeguard their health, that of their families and our community. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, remember to stay at home and call your family doctor.