** 6 COVID-19 recoveries today **
As of March 12th, there was four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fourteen (14). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand and eighty two (2082).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twelve (12) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients 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 two thousand and forty one (2041). Seventeen (17) 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 2572 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 22, 027 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
CPS reported a total of 8, 209 persons who have registered to be vaccinated 3, 188 vaccines has been administered. One hundred and fourteen (114) vaccines were administered today.
If you haven’t done so already, please register for the vaccine (also if you are under 60 years) using the online registration link: https://forms.sintmaartengov.org/form.aspx?v=OGtn05kNmb ,or via a paper-based registration form, which can be picked up at several locations, including Collective Prevention Services (CPS) at the Vineyard Office Park Building in Philipsburg, the Division of Labor Affairs at the Simpson Bay Public Service Center in Simpson Bay, Doctors’ offices, the Government Administration Building, and select pharmacies.
Minister Panneflek advises everyone to remain vigilant when in public places and wear a mask when in public, practice 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and remain cautious of large gathering’s.