SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of March 23rd, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, two (2) persons has recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty-one (21). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred eight (2108).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighteen (18) 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 sixty (2060). Forty-three (43) 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 2600 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 practice all sanitary measures set for the general public by wearing face masks, practicing social distancing and sanitizing your hands frequently.