PHILIPSBURG:--- As of June 11th, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eleven (11) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy-three (73). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand five hundred eighteen (2518).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty-nine (69) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty-one (31).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand four hundred fourteen (2414). One hundred thirty (130) 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, 065 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 30, 889 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 cautious. For your safety, wear your mask in public places, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.