PHILIPSBURG:--- As of June 7th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy-seven (77). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand four hundred eighty-four (2484).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy-one (71) people in home isolation. Six (6) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty-nine (29).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand three hundred seventy-eight (2378). One hundred twenty-three (123) 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, 041 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 30, 424 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 put their health first and register to be vaccinated. Persons who are interested in getting vaccinated are asked to walk with a form of photo ID for registration. Walk-ins are also welcome.