PHILIPSBURG:--- As of May 25th, there were sixteen (16) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eight (8) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases eighty-eight (88). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand three hundred eighty-six (2386).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty-six (86) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty-seven (28).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand two hundred seventy (2270). One hundred twenty eight (128) 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 2, 925 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 28, 642 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 remain vigilant and continue to wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.