SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of the three (3) victims who passed away due to COVID-19. Strength and prayers go out to the families during this time.
As of September 27th, there were twenty-two (22) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, twenty-eight (28) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred fifty-seven (157). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand two hundred thirty-five (4235).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty (150) people in home isolation. Seven (7) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to sixty-six (66).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand twelve (4012). One hundred eight (108) 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, 719 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 41, 509 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley continues to encourage the everyone to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.