Richard Panneflek. PHILIPSBURG–The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek has announced that as of Wednesday, July 1 the total number of COVID-19 cases on St. Maarten is now 78.
According to a press release on Friday, on Wednesday an individual was admitted to the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) due to a non-COVID-19 related condition. This person was tested for COVID-19 as a requirement to be transferred abroad due to his/her condition. The test, at that time, came back as positive for COVID-19. After being re-tested, the management of [SMMC – Ed.] informed the minister that the individual tested negative for COVID-19 and was evacuated to Curacao for a non COVID-19 related medical treatment.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/new-covid-19-positive-case-brings-total-to-79