SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of March 31st, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty-two (42). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred forty-seven (2147).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-one (41) 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 seventy-eight (2078). Seventy-four (74) 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.
Please remain vigilant and practice all sanitary measures set for the general public by wearing your face masks, practicing social distancing and sanitizing your hands frequently.
Minister Panneflek encourages you to be a part of the solution and register to be vaccinated.
To register for the COVID-19 vaccine via the online registration form which is available in English, Spanish, and Creole, and can be found via this link: https://forms.sintmaartengov.org/form.aspx?v=OGtn05kNmb or by paper registration which can be found at Collective Prevention Services (CPS) at the Vineyard Office Park Building, the Division of Labour Affairs at the Simpson Bay Public Service Center in Simpson Bay, doctors’ offices, the Government Administration Building, and select pharmacies.