PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) Richard Panneflek extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 26th Covid-19 victim, who passed away. He wishes the family peace and strength during this difficult time.
As of December 4th, there were fifteen (15) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery rate of fourteen (14) persons. The total active cases remain at eighty-seven (87). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand one hundred and twenty (1120).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty- five (85) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are currently hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to twenty- six (26).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to one thousand and seven (1007). One hundred and eighty-nine (189) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.
The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA) Airport Health Team in collaboration with Health Care Laboratory Sint Maarten (HCLS) has tested 1530 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and CPS has tested 7893 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Please remain at home and contact your family doctor immediately, if you have been exposed to someone with the virus or experiencing flu-like symptoms. We must follow the mandatory guidelines implemented, to reduce the further spread of the virus.