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Nine New Positive COVID-19 cases on Friday. 49 Active Cases

Minister of VSA Omar Ottley Minister of VSA Omar Ottley

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of July 23rd, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty-nine (49). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand seven hundred seven (2707).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-nine (49) people in home isolation. There are no 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 twenty-four (2624). Thirty-seven (37) people remain 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, 378 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 remain cautious. Continue to wear wear your mask and sanitize or wash your hands frequently. Minister Ottley also reminds the public that the mass vaccination rollout is scheduled to end July 31st.

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