PHILIPSBURG:--- As of January 17th, there were fifteen (15) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and twenty-eight (128). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand six hundred and fifty-six (1656).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and twenty-seven (127) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is 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 one thousand five hundred and one (1501). Two hundred and eighty-six (286) 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 2216 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 12, 629 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Please continue to protect yourself when in public places; wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, wash or sanitize your hands frequently and refrain from attending mass gatherings.