** 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases today **
As of February 2nd, there were fifteen (15) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eleven (11) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and forty eight (148). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand eight hundred and eighty five (1885).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and forty seven (147) people in home isolation. One (1) patient is hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty seven (27).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to one thousand seven hundred and ten (1710). Two hundred and twenty four (224) 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 2374 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 14, 399 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek would like to remind the general public of the necessary precautions to safeguard your health, that of your families and our community. If you have flu-like symptoms, stay at home and call your family doctor. To control further spread of the virus wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.