PHILIPSBURG:--- As of March 5th, there was 1 (one) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifteen (15). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and sixty-seven (2067).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifteen (15) people in home isolation. Currently, there are no patients 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 and twenty-five (2025). Twenty-nine (29) 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 2532 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 21, 103 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek advises everyone to remain cautious when in public places. For the safety of your family and yourself, wear a mask when in public, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently, and remain cautious of large gathering’s.