15 New Positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. 159 Active Cases. Nine Persons Remain Hospitalized
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15 New Positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. 159 Active Cases. Nine Persons Remain Hospitalized

Minister of VSA Hon. Omar Ottely Minister of VSA Hon. Omar Ottely

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 22nd, there were fifteen (15) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, nineteen (19) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred fifty-nine (159). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand one hundred sixty-one (4161).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring one hundred fifty (150) people in home isolation. Nine (9) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at sixty-one (61).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to three thousand nine hundred forty-one (3941). One hundred sixteen (116) 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 3, 702 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), while CPS tested 41, 509 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Ottley urges all unvaccinated persons to come out to the vaccination pop-up drive on Saturday, September 25th, on the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) premises in Cayhill from 9:00am to 3:00pm. A valid photo ID is required for registration.

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