As of June 20th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifty-six (56). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand five hundred seventy-five (2575).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty one (51) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at thirty-two (32).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to two thousand four hundred eighty-seven (2487). Seventy-four (74) 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, 165 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 would like to encourage the public to remain vigilant and observe the COVID-19 guidelines for your safety.