** 10 COVID-19 recoveries today **
As of February 19th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifty one (51). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and thirty three (2033).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty (50) people in home isolation. One (1) patient remains 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 nine hundred and fifty five (1955). One hundred and twenty eight (128) 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 2471 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 16, 994 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
In effort to aim for zero active cases, please play your part and protect your health; wear a mask, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and be cautious of large gathering’s.