SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of May 3rd, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty-four (24). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand two hundred forty (2240).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty-one (21) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients are currently 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 one hundred eighty-nine (2189). Thirty-eight (38) 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 2, 716 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 26, 359 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 focus and wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.