SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of July 19th, there were thirteen (13) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty-six (36). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred seventy-seven (2677).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty-two (32) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty-four (34).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand six hundred seven (2607). Twenty-five (25) 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 3, 340 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 35, 043 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 remain vigilant when in public. COVID-19 is still active in our community, for your safety wear your mask, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.