PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends deepest condolences to the families and friends of the two (2) victims who passed away due to COVID-19. Wishing the families, peace and comfort during their time of bereavement.
As of August 30th, there were thirty eight (38) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however sixty eight (68) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred eighty (280). The total number of confirmed cases is now three thousand six hundred seventy nine (3679).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring two hundred ninety seven (297) people in home isolation. Fifteen (15) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to fifty one (51).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand three hundred forty eight (3348). Two hundred twenty three (223) 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, 613 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 the public to remain vigilant and continue to wear your mask, reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.