SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of March 20th, there were zero (0) persons who tested positive for COVID-19. One (1) person has recovered, bringing the total active cases to eighteen (18). The total number of confirmed cases remains at now two thousand one hundred one (2101).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventeen (17) people in home isolation. One (1) patient remains 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 two thousand and fifty-six (2056). Forty-four (44) 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 2596 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 22, 989 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek encourages everyone to wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.