Recent COVID-19 case referred to St. Maarten Medical Center. A second case confirmed.

A Dutch journalist, based in Curacao (high risk country) came to St. Eustatius on Wednesday August 4th. The journalist was fully vaccinated and arrived with the required negative PCR test.

The gentleman worked under the ‘monitoring protocol’ established by the Public Health Department on Statia. At the end of the morning on Thursday August 5th, he did not feel well. He took the initiative to get himself tested and the result came back positive for the Covid-19 virus. 

On Friday night, he was admitted to the hospitainer due to some complaints.  As a preventative measure the patient will be flown to St. Maarten for further treatment. 

In the meantime, a second case has been confirmed on St. Eustatius.        A Statian resident who returned last week from a medical referral, has tested positive. After a period of 5 days of ‘self-monitoring’ this person received an exit test which turned out to be positive. This person has been placed in isolation.
The Public Health Department will do the required monitoring and interviewing to check that the requirements were strictly adhered to. This is standard Public Health Department procedure. These two cases are not in any way linked to each other. The Government Commissioners and Public Health Department will update the community further via Shedding Light Program on Radio Statia 92.3 FM, at 7.00 PM Saturday evening.