The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the three (3) victims who passed away due to COVID-19.Much strength to the families during this time.
As of September 2nd, there were twenty nine (29) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however thirty four (34) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred fifty seven (257). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand seven hundred seventy five (3775).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring two hundred forty two (242) people in home isolation. Fifteen (15) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to fifty six (56).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand four hundred sixty two (3462). Two hundred twelve (212) 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, 625 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 urges everyone to take your health seriously. Do your research and consider getting vaccinated.