13 COVID-19 Recoveries. Eight New Positive Cases. 54 Active Cases

13 COVID-19 Recoveries. Eight New Positive Cases. 54 Active Cases

Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of February 17th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, thirteen (13) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifty-four (54). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and twenty-one (2021).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty-two (52) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients remain 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 one thousand nine hundred and forty (1940). Ninety-one (91) 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 2466 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 16, 994 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

In effort to reduce the spread of the virus, wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s. It is your civil duty to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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