22 New Positive COVID-19 Cases. 124 Active Cases

22 New Positive COVID-19 Cases. 124 Active Cases

Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek Minister of VSA Richard Panneflek

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of January 14th, there were twenty-two (22) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, nine (9) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and twenty-four (124). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand six hundred and twenty-nine (1629).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred and twenty-four (124) people in home isolation. 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 four hundred and seventy-eight (1478). Two hundred and fifty-eight (258) 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 2161 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 11, 535 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek urges everyone to remain vigilant when in public places. In efforts to control the spread of the virus; please continue to wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, wash, or sanitize your hands frequently and refrain from attending mass gatherings. 

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