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COVID on the island #259350
06/27/2021 08:55 AM
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Hello, I am traveling in the next couple of weeks to beautiful St Martin....does anyone know the actual percentage of COVID cases on the island? Is it on the decline? I can’t seem to find an up to date answer for this online....Thanks

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Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259355
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Percentage of positive tests, you mean?? Not sure I've seen that either. I think the number of cases on the Dutch side is down. French side, not so much.


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Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259358
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According to the Brown University website that I use, the number of new cases per day per 100,000 for the last 7 days are:

Sint Maarten- 10.3
Saint Martin- 31.8

I think each side has a population of around 40,000 so the cases per day are roughly half of what you see. These numbers are up somewhat, having been in the low single-digits in April, but they are considerably down from January's numbers, especially the Dutch side.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: Mikel] #259359
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What is the percent vaccinated?

Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259360
06/27/2021 10:36 AM
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Re: COVID on the island [Re: Seaisle] #259361
06/27/2021 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Seaisle
What is the percent vaccinated?

I believe it's 40% for Dutch side and 28% for French side. Not very good.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259362
06/27/2021 11:02 AM
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I used this site before our trip in December to Orient. It’s in French, but I was able to use Google Translate. The numbers are updated every week.

https://www.santepubliquefrance.fr/

I also kept up with numbers from the Prefect on Facebook.

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Re: COVID on the island [Re: jazzgal] #259386
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Thank you

Re: COVID on the island [Re: Carol_Hill] #259387
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Yes Carol positive cases. Thank you

Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259444
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It's nice to know this information when you are traveling, but if you're fully vaccinated for COVID-19 there's very little to be concerned about if you planning a visit to SXM. The chances of a 'breakthrough' COVID infection are extremely rare and in reality little cause for concern (if that helps). But, if you're not vaccinated ...

Re: COVID on the island [Re: SammyM] #259478
06/28/2021 08:31 PM
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We are fully vaccinated but were cautious while we were on island. Especially the French side.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: SXMScubaman] #259480
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Really, the virus doesnt see two sidesof an island. The islanders and guests bop around continuously and I doubt there is little difference in risk between the two sides. Maybe some concentrations in some elementary school, nursing facility, locals taverns or church groups between two sides.

But all the places we go I bet there is an equal amount of virus availability.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: PelicanPirate] #259481
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I saw a lot of difference in the mingling of people and the indifference of getting the vaccine between the two sides. Believe what you want through rose colored glasses but there is a difference.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: PelicanPirate] #259483
06/29/2021 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by PelicanPirate
The islanders and guests bop around continuously and I doubt there is little difference in risk between the two sides.

But all the places we go I bet there is an equal amount of virus availability.


I would think that going to an area with a higher percentage of unvaccinated residents would negate the "equal amount of virus availability" concept. It's not the number of residents going back and forth...it's about the unvaccinated vs vaccinated.

I have no issues going back and forth but those at risk probably should have some

Re: COVID on the island [Re: boucharda] #259484
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Thats a risk to the unvaccinated more than a risk to the vaccinated. Throw in age. Young unvaccinateds have low risk. Old unvaccinateds have high risk.

The majority of both sides of the island are still unvaccinated.

Shades of gray, not rose colored glasses.


Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259502
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You will not find official information on infections, in any case, there are much more of them. I would not advise you.

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Re: COVID on the island [Re: BlakeBernadette] #259503
06/29/2021 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BlakeBernadette
You will not find official information on infections, in any case, there are much more of them. I would not advise you.

The Government page posts numbers for total infections, current infections and recoveries daily.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: BlakeBernadette] #259563
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Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259569
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44 active cases today.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259578
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...and one new case added last 24 hours

Re: COVID on the island [Re: SammyM] #259665
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Yes my husband and I are both fully vaccinated, but I still get nervous I dont know why

Re: COVID on the island [Re: gracie105] #259736
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Gracie ... it's important to not let 'COVID fear' control you as we emerge from this pandemic. Unfortunately, the media goes too far when reporting this and much of their coverage comes from epidemiologists and not virologists. Keeping COVID 'active' within the national news draws viewers, and often does not cover the entire picture ... especially the emerging good news. For those who are fully vaccinated (like you and I) the Delta Variant B.1.617.2 should be of little concern to us. But, it's now the "buzz word" in the media so it's in the news almost non-stop. The mRNA based vaccines will prevent serious illness and resulting hospitalization in over 92 percent of those who are 'double vaccinated' and somehow contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus, while the other COVID vaccines will also offer protection at a somewhat lesser rate. I am so tired of hearing that a variant (mutation) could arise that 'evades' the vaccines and immune systems, and all that does is raise anxiety levels among us. What the media fails to tell us is that a virus (even a coronavirus) historically takes years and multiple mutations to learn to bypass an effective vaccine, let alone the immune systems within all of us. I am actually a supporter of the news media, but they cross the line when they don't present the full story.

Re: COVID on the island [Re: SammyM] #259749
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This is the most intelligent comment on the subject that I've seen in a long time, and I couldn't agree with you more.


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Thanks Sammy

Re: COVID on the island [Re: GaKaye] #259790
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