As of May 24th, there were four (4)) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, twelve (12) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases eighty (80). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand three hundred seventy (2370). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy-seven (77) people in home isolation. Three (3) 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 sixty-two (2262). Eighty (80) 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, 905 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.
Please take the COVID guidelines seriously, continue to wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.