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10 New Positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Active Cases Climb to 44. Three Persons Hospitalized

Minister of VSA Omar Ottley Minister of VSA Omar Ottley

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of July 20th, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty-four (44). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred eighty-seven (2687).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-one (41) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients are 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 nine (2609). Eighteen (18) 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, 347 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 urges everyone to take your health seriously. Protect yourself and your loved ones by following the mandatory guidelines implemented.

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