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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Travel to Aruba

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Latest Updates

June 21, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 30. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 30 (27 residents and 3 non-residents) with 4 new cases (3 residents and 1 non-resident), and 2 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11112 (10217 residents and 895 visitors). The total recovered is 10975 (10084 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 173723 of which 121097 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

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June 20, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 28 (26 residents and 2 non-residents) with 2 new cases (1 resident and 1 non-resident), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11108 (10214 residents and 894 visitors). The total recovered is 10973 (10082 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 173364 of which 120751 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 19, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases remain at 29. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 29 (28 residents and 1 non-resident) with 3 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11106 (10213 residents and 893 visitors). The total recovered is 10970 (10079 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 173023 of which 120428 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 18, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 29. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 29 (28 residents and 1 non-resident) with 4 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11103 (10210 residents and 893 visitors). The total recovered is 10967 (10076 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 172746 of which 120200 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,635 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 65,227 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes more than 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 17, 2021 – 10 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 28 (27 residents and 1 non-resident) with 10 new cases (9 residents and 1 non-resident), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11099 (10206 residents and 893 visitors). The total recovered is 10964 (10073 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 172382 of which 119897 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,489 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 16, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 21. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 21 (19 residents and 2 non-residents) with 5 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11089 (10197 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10961 (10072 residents and 889 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 172026 of which 119608 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,342 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 15, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 19. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 19 (16 residents and 3 non-residents) with 3 new cases (all residents), and 2 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11084 (10192 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10958 (10070 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 171739 of which 119384 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,236 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 14, 2021 – 1 new case of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 18. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 18 (15 residents and 3 non-residents) with 1 new case (a resident), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11081 (10189 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10956 (10068 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 171329 of which 119061 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,100 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 13, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 20. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 20 (17 residents and 3 non-residents) with 4 new cases (all residents), and 4 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11080 (10188 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10953 (10065 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 171004 of which 118752 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 65,902 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 12, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 1 recovery reported. Active cases increase to 18. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 18 (15 residents and 3 non-residents) with 4 new cases (all residents), and 1 recovery. The total cases to date is 11076 (10184 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10951 (10063 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 170677 of which 118455 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 11, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 15. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 15 (12 residents and 3 non-residents) with 3 new cases (1 resident and 2 non-residents), and 16 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11072 (10180 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10950 (10062 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 170318 of which 118147 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 0%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 65,227 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes more than 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 10, 2021 – 1 new case of COVID-19, and 8 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 28 (23 residents and 5 non-residents) with 1 new case (a resident), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11069 (10179 residents and 890 visitors). The total recovered is 10934 (10050 residents and 884 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 169911 of which 117787 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 1%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 64,990 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes in excess of 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 9, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 35. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 35 (28 residents and 7 non-residents) with 4 new cases (3 residents and 1 non-resident), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11068 (10178 residents and 890 visitors). The total recovered is 10926 (10044 residents and 882 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 169544 of which 117504 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 2%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 8 is that 64,399 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 8, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 46. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 46 (37 residents and 9 non-residents) with 5 new cases (all residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11064 (10175 residents and 889 visitors). The total recovered is 10911 (10032 residents and 879 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 169163 of which 117249 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 7, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 53. Aruba government announces some easing of restrictions effective as of June 9. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 53 (42 residents and 11 non-residents) with 2 new cases (both residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11059 (10170 residents and 889 visitors). The total recovered is 10899 (10022 residents and 877 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 168768 of which 116994 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 0%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

In a press conference today, the Aruba government announced some easing of restrictions that will come into effect on June 9th:

Face masks: Obligation to wear face masks will change to a recommendation. At their discretion, establishments may still require people to wear a face mask, and wearing of face masks is recommended when social distancing is not possible.

Area Ban: This ban will be lifted.

Bars: It will be allowed to sit at a bar.

Musicians/Performers: There will no longer be a limit on the number of musicians/performers allowed at establishments.

June 6, 2021 – 16 new cases of COVID-19, and 8 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 64. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 64 (53 residents and 11 non-residents) with 16 new cases (12 residents and 4 non-residents), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11057 (10168 residents and 889 visitors). The total recovered is 10886 (10009 residents and 877 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 168353 of which 116611 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 5, 2021 – 8 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 56. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 56 (49 residents and 7 non-residents) with 8 new cases (6 residents and 2 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11041 (10156 residents and 885 visitors). The total recovered is 10878 (10001 residents and 877 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 167871 of which 116183 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 4 is that 63,925 persons have been vaccinated.

June 4, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19, and 9 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 60. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 60 (53 residents and 7 non-residents) with 15 new cases (11 residents and 4 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11033 (10149 residents and 883 visitors). The total recovered is 10866 (9991 residents and 875 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 167477 of which 115870 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 3, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases remain at 54. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has remained at 54 (46 residents and 8 non-residents) with 12 new cases (10 residents and 2 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11018 (10138 residents and 880 visitors). The total recovered is 10857 (9986 residents and 871 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 166884 of which 115387 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 2 is that 63,456 persons have been vaccinated.

June 2, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, and 6 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 54. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 54 (45 residents and 9 non-residents) with 13 new cases (all residents), and 6 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11006 (10128 residents and 878 visitors). The total recovered is 10845 (9977 residents and 868 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 166434 of which 115040 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 1 is that 63,277 persons have been vaccinated.

June 1, 2021 – 8 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 47. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 47 (38 residents and 9 non-residents) with 8 new cases (all residents), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10993 (10115 residents and 878 visitors). The total recovered is 10839 (9971 residents and 868 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 166025 of which 114725 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 31 is that 63,113 persons have been vaccinated.

May 31, 2021 – 6 new cases of COVID-19, and 14 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 54. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 54 (44 residents and 10 non-residents) with 6 new cases (4 residents and 2 non-residents), and 14 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10985 (10107 residents and 878 visitors). The total recovered is 10824 (9957 residents and 867 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 165487 of which 114293 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

May 30, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 7 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 61. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 61 (48 residents and 13 non-residents) with 4 new cases (2 residents and 2 non-residents), and 7 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10978 (10102 residents and 876 visitors). The total recovered is 10810 (9948 residents and 862 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 165051 of which 113876 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 29 is that 62,914 persons have been vaccinated.

May 29, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 64. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 64 (53 residents and 11 non-residents) with 5 new cases (3 residents and 2 non-residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10974 (10100 residents and 874 visitors). The total recovered is 10803 (9941 residents and 862 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 164555 of which 113393 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

May 28, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 10 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 72. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 72 (55 residents and 17 non-residents) with 12 new cases (9 residents and 3 non-residents), and 10 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10969 (10097 residents and 872 visitors). The total recovered is 10790 (9936 residents and 854 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 164095 of which 113034 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 27 is that 62,498 persons have been vaccinated.

May 27, 2021 – 6 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 70 (53 residents and 17 non-residents) with 6 new cases (all residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10957 (10088 residents and 869 visitors). The total recovered is 10780 (9929 residents and 851 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 163514 of which 112540 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized with COVID-19, none of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 26 is that 62,218 persons have been vaccinated.

May 26, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19, and 9 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 77. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 77 (60 residents and 17 non-residents) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10951 (10082 residents and 869 visitors). The total recovered is 10767 (9916 residents and 851 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 163028 of which 112141 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 25 is that 61,927 persons have been vaccinated.

May 25, 2021 – 14 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 71. Removal of curfew and easing of some restrictions come into effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 71 (54 residents and 17 non-residents) with 14 new cases (all residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10936 (10068 residents and 868 visitors). The total recovered is 10758 (9908 residents and 850 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 162595 of which 111810 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 24 is that 61,548 persons have been vaccinated.

The Aruba government announced yesterday that as of today May 25th, the curfew will be removed and has also announced some additional easing of restrictions. This decision is based on COVID-19 numbers that have come down significantly. More information is available here.

May 24, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 69. Aruba government announces end to curfew and easing of some restrictions. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 69 (57 residents and 12 non-residents) with 5 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10922 (10059 residents and 863 visitors). The total recovered is 10746 (9896 residents and 850 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 162128 of which 111441 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 23 is that following a vaccination drive over the past weekend, the total number of persons who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 61,201.

The Aruba government has announced that as of May 25th, the curfew currently in place will end and has also announced some additional easing of measures. This decision is based on COVID-19 numbers that have come down significantly.

Curfew: No more curfew on the island.

Beaches Ban: Ban on being on beaches after 7:30pm will be removed. Ban on being on parking lots after 7:30pm remains in effect.

Closing times:: Closing time remains at 11pm for restaurants and other establishments, however casinos can stay open until 1am.

Catamarans and charter boats: No longer required to operate at 50% capacity.

Supermarkets: No longer required to limit shopping  carts to 50% of supermarket capacity.

May 23, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 5 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 67. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 67 (54 residents and 13 non-residents) with 2 new cases (both residents), and 5 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10917 (10054 residents and 863 visitors). The total recovered is 10743 (9894 residents and 849 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 161649 of which 110990 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

May 22, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, 10 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 70 (54 residents and 16 non-residents) with 13 new cases (5 residents and 8 non-residents), 10 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10915 (10052 residents and 863 visitors). The total recovered is 10738 (9892 residents and 846 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 161129 of which 110507 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 15 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

May 21, 2021 – 10 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 68. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 68 (55 residents and 13 non-residents) with 10 new cases (7 residents and 3 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10902 (10047 residents and 855 visitors). The total recovered is 10728 (9887 residents and 841 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 160593 of which 110071 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 106 (105 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 20 is that 58,951 persons have been vaccinated.

May 20, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, 12 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases remain at 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 70 (56 residents and 14 non-residents) with 13 new cases (all residents), 12 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10892 (10040 residents and 852 visitors). The total recovered is 10716 (9879 residents and 837 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 159888 of which 109454 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 106 (105 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 19 is that 58,682 persons have been vaccinated.

May 19, 2021 – 10 new cases of COVID-19, and 19 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 70 (54 residents and 16 non-residents) with 10 new cases (9 residents and 1 non-resident), and 19 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10879 (10027 residents and 852 visitors). The total recovered is 10704 (9869 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 159439 of which 109097 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 105 (104 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 18 is that 58,343 persons have been vaccinated.

May 18, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 79. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 79 (64 residents and 15 non-residents) with 12 new cases (all residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10869 (10018 residents and 851 visitors). The total recovered is 10685 (9850 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 158942 of which 108747 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 105 (104 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 17 is that 57,936 persons have been vaccinated.

May 17, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, 10 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 80. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 80 (65 residents and 15 non-residents) with 3 new cases (2 residents and 1 non-resident), 10 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10857 (10006 residents and 851 visitors). The total recovered is 10672 (9837 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 158379 of which 108301 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 5%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 105 (104 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

May 16, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 88. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 88 (74 residents and 14 non-residents) with 5 new cases (2 residents and 3 non-residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10854 (10004 residents and 850 visitors). The total recovered is 10662 (9827 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 157746 of which 107706 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 15 is that 57,481 persons have been vaccinated.

May 15, 2021 – 11 new cases of COVID-19, and 10 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 96. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 96 (82 residents and 14 non-residents) with 11 new cases (6 residents and 5 non-residents), and 10 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10849 (10002 residents and 847 visitors). The total recovered is 10649 (9817 residents and 832 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 157193 of which 107185 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 14 is that 57,314 persons have been vaccinated.

May 14, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 11 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 95. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 95 (85 residents and 10 non-residents) with 12 new cases (8 residents and 4 non-residents), and 11 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10838 (9996 residents and 842 visitors). The total recovered is 10639 (9808 residents and 831 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 156663 of which 106754 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 13 is that 56,930 persons have been vaccinated.

May 13, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 94. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 94 (86 residents and 8 non-residents) with 12 new cases (10 residents and 2 non-residents), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10826 (9988 residents and 838 visitors). The total recovered is 10628 (9799 residents and 829 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 156035 of which 106176 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 12 is that 56,582 persons have been vaccinated.

May 12, 2021 – 19 new cases of COVID-19, and 17 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 97. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 97 (91 residents and 6 non-residents) with 19 new cases (all residents ), and 17 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10814 (9978 residents and 836 visitors). The total recovered is 10613 (9784 residents and 829 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 155523 of which 105745 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 15 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 11 is that 56,288 persons have been vaccinated.

May 11, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, 9 recoveries and 2 deaths reported. Active cases increase to 95. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 95 (86 residents and 9 non-residents) with 13 new cases (all residents), 9 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 10795 (9959 residents and 836 visitors). The total recovered is 10596 (9770 residents and 826 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 154991 of which 105324 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 10 is that 56,009 persons have been vaccinated.

May 10, 2021 – 11 new cases of COVID-19, 14 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 92. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 92 (81 residents and 11 non-residents) with 11 new cases (all residents ), 14 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10781 (9945 residents and 836 visitors). The total recovered is 10587 (9763 residents and 824 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 154321 of which 104779 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 102 (101 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

May 10, 2021 – Aruba Government announces relaxation of some measures, including change to curfew, closing times and restaurant seating. The Aruba Government has announced relaxation of several measures currently in place including a change of the curfew time to be in effect between 12am and 4:30am instead of 11pm to 5am. Closing time for establishments has also changed to 11pm instead of 10pm. The ban on gatherings has been removed however requirements for social distancing and mask wearing remain in effect. Restaurant seating numbers have also been relaxed to allow up to 8 adults per table inside and 10 adults per table outside. More information is available here.

May 9, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, and 9 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 96. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 96 (85 residents and 11 non-residents) with 13 new cases (10 residents and 3 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10770 (9934 residents and 836 visitors). The total recovered is 10573 (9749 residents and 824 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 153789 of which 104281 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 101 (100 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 8 is that 55,744 persons have been vaccinated.

May 8, 2021 – 10 new cases of COVID-19, 22 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 92. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 92 (84 residents and 8 non-residents) with 10 new cases (9 residents and 1 non-resident), 22 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10757 (9924 residents and 833 visitors). The total recovered is 10564 (9740 residents and 824 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 153115 of which 103669 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 101 (100 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 7 is that 55,625 persons have been vaccinated.

May 7, 2021 – 11 new cases of COVID-19, and 37 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 105. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 105 (97 residents and 8 non-residents) with 11 new cases (9 residents and 2 non-residents), and 37 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10747 (9915 residents and 832 visitors). The total recovered is 10545 (9719 residents and 823 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 152435 of which 103079 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 100 (99 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 6 is that 55,371 persons have been vaccinated.

May 6, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19, and 23 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 131. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 131 (106 residents and 25 non-residents) with 15 new cases (all residents), and 23 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10736 (9906 residents and 830 visitors). The total recovered is 10505 (9701 residents and 804 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 151652 of which 102404 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 100 (99 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 5 is that 55,159 persons have been vaccinated.

May 5, 2021 – 17 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 139. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 139 (109 residents and 30 non-residents) with 17 new cases (14 residents and 3 non-residents), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10721 (9891 residents and 830 visitors). The total recovered is 10482 (9683 residents and 799 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 151143 of which 101990 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 100 (99 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 4 is that 54,898 persons have been vaccinated.

May 4, 2021 – 25 new cases of COVID-19, and 32 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 137. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 137 (106 residents and 31 non-residents) with 25 new cases (23 residents and 2 non-residents), and 32 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10704 (9877 residents and 827 visitors). The total recovered is 10467 (9672 residents and 795 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 150674 of which 101631 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 100 (99 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 23 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 3 is that 54,614 persons have been vaccinated.

May 3, 2021 – 9 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 144. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 144 (111 residents and 33 non-residents) with 9 new cases (all residents), and 16 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10679 (9854 residents and 825 visitors). The total recovered is 10435 (9644 residents and 791 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 149660 of which 100738 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 100 (99 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

May 2, 2021 – 19 new cases of COVID-19, 17 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 151. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 151 (113 residents and 38 non-residents) with 19 new cases (11 residents and 8 non-residents), 17 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10670 (9845 residents and 825 visitors). The total recovered is 10419 (9633 residents and 786 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 149597 of which 100715 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 100 (99 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 21 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

May 1, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 34 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 149. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 149 (115 residents and 34 non-residents) with 12 new cases (11 residents and 1 non-resident), and 34 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10650 (9833 residents and 817 visitors). The total recovered is 10402 (9620 residents and 782 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 148931 of which 100120 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 99 (98 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 21 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

April 30, 2021 – 29 new cases of COVID-19, 32 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 171. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 171 (128 residents and 43 non-residents) with 29 new cases (18 residents and 11 non-residents), 32 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10638 (9822 residents and 816 visitors). The total recovered is 10368 (9596 residents and 772 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 148270 of which 99582 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 99 (98 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 23 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 29 is that 54,015 persons have been vaccinated.

April 29, 2021 – 23 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 174. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 174 (136 residents and 38 non-residents) with 23 new cases (18 residents and 5 non-residents), and 38 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10608 (9803 residents and 805 visitors). The total recovered is 10336 (9570 residents and 766 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 147439 of which 98886 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 98 (97 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 28 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 28 is that 53,631 persons have been vaccinated.

April 28, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 53 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 189. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 189 (151 residents and 38 non-residents) with 15 new cases (11 residents and 4 non-residents), and 53 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10585 (9785 residents and 800 visitors). The total recovered is 10298 (9537 residents and 761 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 146889 of which 98435 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 98 (97 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 26 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

April 27, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 227. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 227 (187 residents and 40 non-residents) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident), and 34 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10570 (9774 residents and 796 visitors). The total recovered is 10245 (9490 residents and 755 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 146351 of which 97946 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 98 (97 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 26 is that 53,244 persons have been vaccinated.

April 26, 2021 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 42 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 246. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 246 (201 residents and 45 non-residents) with 17 new cases (14 residents and 3 non-residents), and 42 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10555 (9760 residents and 795 visitors). The total recovered is 10211 (9462 residents and 749 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 145826 of which 97524 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 30%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 98 (97 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 26 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

April 25, 2021 – 16 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 271. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 271 (220 residents and 51 non-residents) with 16 new cases (11 residents and 5 non-residents), and 48 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10538 (9746 residents and 792 visitors). The total recovered is 10169 (9429 residents and 740 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 145228 of which 96971 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 23%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 98 (97 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 25 is that 53,113 persons have been vaccinated. A mass vaccination effort was under way this weekend and a total of 7,101 persons were vaccinated during this effort.

April 24, 2021 – 17 new cases of COVID-19, 52 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 303. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 303 (251 residents and 52 non-residents) with 17 new cases (13 residents and 4 non-residents), 52 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10522 (9735 residents and 787 visitors). The total recovered is 10121 (9387 residents and 734 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 144565 of which 96364 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 98 (97 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 26 persons hospitalized, 14 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 24 is that 49,286 persons have been vaccinated. A mass vaccination effort is under way this weekend and during today’s vaccination drive a total of 3,184 persons were vaccinated.

April 23, 2021 – 34 new cases of COVID-19, 45 recoveries and 2 deaths reported. Active cases decrease to 339. Aruba government announces some changes to safety measures. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 339 (289 residents and 50 non-residents) with 34 new cases (24 residents and 10 non-residents), 45 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 10505 (9722 residents and 783 visitors). The total recovered is 10069 (9337 residents and 732 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 143911 of which 95821 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 97 (96 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 32 persons hospitalized, 15 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has announced that as of Monday 26 April, the closing time for establishments will change from 9pm to 10pm. The curfew time will also change and will commence at 11pm instead of 10pm.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 22 is that 45,066 persons have been vaccinated. A mass vaccination effort to vaccinate between 10,000 and 15,000 people is planned for this weekend in Aruba.

April 22, 2021 – 32 new cases of COVID-19, 46 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 350. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 350 (306 residents and 44 non-residents) with 32 new cases (26 residents and 6 non-residents), 46 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10469 (9696 residents and 773 visitors). The total recovered is 10024 (9296 residents and 728 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 142931 of which 94991 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 95 (94 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 39 persons hospitalized, 15 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 21 is that 44,421 persons have been vaccinated.

April 21, 2021 – 38 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 365. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 365 (324 residents and 41 non-residents) with 38 new cases (33 residents and 5 non-residents), and 46 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10437 (9670 residents and 767 visitors). The total recovered is 9978 (9253 residents and 725 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 142254 of which 94481 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 94 (93 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 45 persons hospitalized, 17 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 20 is that 43,945 persons have been vaccinated.

April 20, 2021 – 52 new cases of COVID-19, 70 recoveries and 2 deaths reported. Active cases decrease to 373. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 373 (336 residents and 37 non-residents) with 52 new cases (46 residents and 6 non-residents), 70 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 10399 (9637 residents and 762 visitors). The total recovered is 9932 (9208 residents and 724 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 141669 of which 94053 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 94 (93 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 44 persons hospitalized, 17 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 19 is that 43,305 persons have been vaccinated.

April 19, 2021 – 21 new cases of COVID-19, and 81 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 391. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 391 (338 residents and 53 non-residents) with 21 new cases (19 residents and 2 non-residents), and 81 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10345 (9589 residents and 756 visitors). The total recovered is 9862 (9160 residents and 702 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 141122 of which 93695 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 37%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 41 persons hospitalized, 18 of whom are in intensive care.

April 18, 2021 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 451. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 451 (400 residents and 51 non-residents) with 19 new cases (15 residents and 4 non-residents), and 56 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10324 (9570 residents and 754 visitors). The total recovered is 9781 (9079 residents and 702 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 140662 of which 93286 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 39 persons hospitalized, 16 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 17 is that 41,795 persons have been vaccinated.
April 17, 2021 – 41 new cases of COVID-19, and 65 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 488. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 488 (441 residents and 47 non-residents) with 41 new cases (32 residents and 9 non-residents), and 65 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10305 (9555 residents and 750 visitors). The total recovered is 9725 (9023 residents and 702 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 140062 of which 92746 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 38 persons hospitalized, 15 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 16 is that 40,073 persons have been vaccinated.

April 16, 2021 – 45 new cases of COVID-19, and 49 recoveries reported. Active cases reported as 512. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 512 (474 residents and 38 non-residents) with 45 new cases (39 residents and 6 non-residents), and 49 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10264 (9523 residents and 741 visitors). The total recovered is 9660 (8958 residents and 702 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 139291 of which 92156 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 38 persons hospitalized, 16 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 15 is that 38,019 persons have been vaccinated.

April 15, 2021 – 52 new cases of COVID-19, and 38 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 508. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 508 (476 residents and 32 non-residents) with 52 new cases (50 residents and 2 non-residents), and 38 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10219 (9481 residents and 733 visitors). The total recovered is 9611 (8917 residents and 694 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 138421 of which 91461 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 29%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 44 persons hospitalized, 17 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 14 is that 36,058 persons have been vaccinated.

April 14, 2021 – 45 new cases of COVID-19, and 58 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 494. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 494 (463 residents and 31 non-residents) with 45 new cases (41 residents and 4 non-residents), and 58 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10159 (9431 residents and 731 visitors). The total recovered is 9573 (8880 residents and 693 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 137782 of which 91008 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, 18 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 13 is that 33,417 persons have been vaccinated.

April 13, 2021 – 46 new cases of COVID-19, and 47 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 515. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 515 (444 residents and 71 non-residents) with 46 new cases (43 residents and 3 non-residents), and 47 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10122 (9347 residents and 727 visitors). The total recovered is 9515 (8858 residents and 657 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 137229 of which 90641 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 44 persons hospitalized, 18 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 12 is that 31,067 persons have been vaccinated.

April 12, 2021 – 26 new cases of COVID-19, and 57 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 516. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 516 (435 residents and 81 non-residents) with 26 new cases (21 residents and 5 non-residents), and 57 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10076 (9347 residents and 724 visitors). The total recovered is 9468 (8824 residents and 644 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 136656 of which 90301 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, 18 of whom are in intensive care.

April 11, 2021 – 34 new cases of COVID-19, and 60 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 547. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 547 (468 residents and 79 non-residents) with 34 new cases (25 residents and 9 non-residents), and 60 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10050 (9326 residents and 719 visitors). The total recovered is 9411 (8770 residents and 641 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 135812 of which 89562 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 38 persons hospitalized, 15 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 10 is that 29,170 persons have been vaccinated.

April 10, 2021 – 58 new cases of COVID-19, and 68 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 573. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 573 (493 residents and 80 non-residents) with 58 new cases (49 residents and 9 non-residents), and 68 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10016 (9301 residents and 701 visitors). The total recovered is 9351 (8720 residents and 631 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 134854 of which 88735 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 38 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 9 is that 27,848 persons have been vaccinated.

April 9, 2021 – 62 new cases of COVID-19, and 78 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 583. Aruba government prolongs safety measures for two more weeks. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 583 (509 residents and 74 non-residents) with 62 new cases (52 residents and 10 non-residents), and 78 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9958 (9252 residents and 701 visitors). The total recovered is 9283 (8655 residents and 628 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 133934 of which 88026 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 33 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 8 is that 25,840 persons have been vaccinated.

In a press conference today, the Aruba government announced that it will prolong the safety measures in place in Aruba that are aimed at reducing the number of COVID-19 cases, for two more weeks. A decision on whether to change the closing time for establishments will be taken within the next week.

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April 8, 2021 – 62 new cases of COVID-19, and 35 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 599. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 599 (533 residents and 66 non-residents) with 62 new cases (56 residents and 6 non-residents), and 35 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9896 (9200 residents and 691 visitors). The total recovered is 9205 (8579 residents and 626 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 132894 of which 87194 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 32 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

April 7, 2021 – 73 new cases of COVID-19, 45 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 572. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 572 (509 residents and 63 non-residents) with 73 new cases (67 residents and 6 non-residents), 45 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 9834 (9144 residents and 685 visitors). The total recovered is 9170 (8547 residents and 623 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 132152 of which 86657 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 32%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 92 (91 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.  There are currently 32 persons hospitalized, 14 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 6 is that 22,547 persons have been vaccinated.

April 6, 2021 – 78 new cases of COVID-19, 72 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 544. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 544 (478 residents and 66 non-residents) with 78 new cases (70 residents and 8 non-residents), 72 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 9760 (9081 residents and 679 visitors). The total recovered is 9125 (8513 residents and 612 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 131349 of which 86070 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 44%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 91 (90 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.  There are currently 36 persons hospitalized, 14 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 5 is that 21,183 persons have been vaccinated.

April 5, 2021 – 43 new cases of COVID-19 and 69 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 538. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 538 (471 residents and 67 non-residents) with 43 new cases (37 residents and 6 non-residents), and 69 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9681 (9010 residents and 671 visitors). The total recovered is 9053 (8450 residents and 603 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 130671 of which 85562 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 43%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 90 (89 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 37 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 3 is that 20,844 persons have been vaccinated.

April 4, 2021 – 29 new cases of COVID-19, 86 recoveries and 4 deaths reported. Active cases decrease to 564. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 564 (497 residents and 67 non-residents) with 29 new cases (22 residents and 7 non-residents), 86 recoveries and 4 deaths (over 2 days). The total cases to date is 9638 (8973 residents and 665 visitors). The total recovered is 8984 (8387 residents and 597 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 130005 of which 85002 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 90 (89 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.  There are currently 39 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

April 3, 2021 – 47 new cases of COVID-19 and 83 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 623. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 623 (559 residents and 64 non-residents) with 47 new cases (34 residents and 13 non-residents), and 83 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9607 (8949 residents and 658 visitors). The total recovered is 8898 (8305 residents and 593 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 129224 of which 84302 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 34%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 86 (85 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 37 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on April 1 is that 20,121 persons have been vaccinated.

April 2, 2021 – 57 new cases of COVID-19 and 102 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 659. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 659 (601 residents and 58 non-residents) with 57 new cases (54 residents and 3 non-residents), and 102 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9560 (8915 residents and 645 visitors). The total recovered is 8815 (8229 residents and 586 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 128417 of which 83620 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 26%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 86 (85 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 35 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

April 1, 2021 – 60 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 704. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 704 (645 residents and 59 non-residents) with 60 new cases (50 residents and 10 non-residents), and 29 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9503 (8861 residents and 642 visitors). The total recovered is 8713 (8131 residents and 582 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 127293 of which 82691 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 86 (85 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 42 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on March 31 is that 18,802 persons have been vaccinated.

March 30, 2021 – 78 new cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths and 27 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 654. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 654 (592 residents and 62 non-residents) with 78 new cases (76 residents and 2 non-residents), 27 recoveries and 3 deaths. The total cases to date is 9374 (8745 residents and 629 visitors). The total recovered is 8635 (8069 residents and 566 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 125474 of which 81369 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 85 (84 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the latest information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on March 29 is that 15,600 persons have been vaccinated.

March 29, 2021 – 35 new cases of COVID-19 and 50 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 604. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 604 (544 residents and 60 non-residents) with 35 new cases (32 residents and 3 non-residents), and 50 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9294 (8667 residents and 627 visitors). The total recovered is 8608 (8042 residents and 566 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 124587 of which 80762 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 28%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 46 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

March 28, 2021 – 45 new cases of COVID-19 and 103 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 619. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 619 (562 residents and 57 non-residents) with 45 new cases (34 residents and 11 non-residents), and 103 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9259 (8635 residents and 624 visitors). The total recovered is 8558 (7992 residents and 566 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 124026 of which 80313 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 30%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 44 persons hospitalized, 14 of whom are in intensive care.

March 27, 2021 – 72 new cases of COVID-19 and 54 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 677. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 677 (594 residents and 81 non-residents) with 72 new cases (63 residents and 9 non-residents), and 54 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9214 (8599 residents and 613 visitors). The total recovered is 8455 (7924 residents and 531 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 123265 of which 79669 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 26%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 40 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

March 26, 2021 – 69 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 659. Aruba government announces some updates to safety measures. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 659 (584 residents and 73 non-residents) with 69 new cases (63 residents and 6 non-residents), and 28 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9142 (8536 residents and 604 visitors). The total recovered is 8401 (7871 residents and 530 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 122386 of which 79028 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 28%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has announced some updates to safety measures aimed at reducing the number of COVID-19 cases that will come into effect tomorrow March 27 and will be in place until April 11th, 2021.

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March 25, 2021 – 88 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 618. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 618 (548 residents and 68 non-residents) with 88 new cases (84 residents and 4 non-residents), and 37 recoveries. The total cases to date is 9073 (8473 residents and 598 visitors). The total recovered is 8373 (7701 residents and 548 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 121317 of which 78326 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 40 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

March 24, 2021 – 83 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 567. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 567 (499 residents and 66 non-residents) with 83 new cases (76 residents and 7 non-residents), and 26 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8985 (8391 residents and 594 visitors). The total recovered is 8336 (7809 residents and 527 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 120462 of which 77801 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 41 persons hospitalized, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

March 23, 2021 – 102 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 510. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 510 (450 residents and 60 non-residents) with 102 new cases (98 residents and 4 non-residents), and 18 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8902 (8315 residents and 587 visitors). The total recovered is 8310 (7784 residents and 526 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 119810 of which 77457 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 35 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

March 22, 2021 – 29 new cases of COVID-19 and 40 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 426. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 426 (369 residents and 57 non-residents) with 29 new cases (24 residents and 5 non-residents), and 40 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8800 (8217 residents and 583 visitors). The total recovered is 8292 (7767 residents and 525 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 119068 of which 77083 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 28%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 36 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

March 21, 2021 – 50 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 437. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 437 (380 residents and 57 non-residents) with 50 new cases (38 residents and 12 non-residents), and 30 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8771 (8193 residents and 578 visitors). The total recovered is 8252 (7732 residents and 520 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 118343 of which 76443 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 36 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

March 20, 2021 – 57 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 417. Aruba government announces exception to restaurant seating rule. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 417 (358 residents and 59 non-residents) with 57 new cases (50 residents and 7 non-residents), and 34 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8721 (8155 residents and 566 visitors). The total recovered is 8222 (7716 residents and 506 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 117789 of which 76035 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 33 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

Restaurant seating rule: Yesterday it was announced that tables at restaurants can seat a maximum of 2 adults. An exception is now being made for persons living under the same roof or persons staying in the same hotel room. In such cases they can be seated with a maximum of 4 adults indoors and 6 adults outdoors. As was previously the case, children aged 12 or younger do not count towards the maximum number of persons seated at a table in any case.

March 19, 2021 – 40 new cases of COVID-19, 24 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 394. Aruba government announces changes to COVID-19 measures. Vaccination numbers reported. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 394 (342 residents and 52 non-residents) with 40 new cases (28 residents and 12 non-residents), 24 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 8664 (8105 residents and 559 visitors). The total recovered is 8188 (7682 residents and 506 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 116989 of which 75471 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 30%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 82 (81 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 32 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has announced some changes to the measures in place related to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Aruba based on COVID-19 numbers that have started to spike.

Prohibition on public gatherings: whereas previously it was allowed for up to 4 persons to be together at one time, this has now been reduced to 2.

Restaurants: whereas previously it was allowed for up to 4 persons to be seated at an inside table and 6 persons at an outside table, this has now been reduced to 2 persons per table inside and outside.

Social / family gatherings: not permitted.

Funerals: reduced from 25 persons to 10 persons

See more: full list of COVID-19 measures in place in Aruba.

The government has also mentioned that if the above changes to do not have the desired effect of significantly reducing the number of cases by April 1, more severe measures will be considered.

Additionally, the Aruba government has reported the following updates related to the vaccination program under way in Aruba. To date (March 19), a total of 11,775 persons have been vaccinated, 9891 of these are persons aged over 60. To date 31.969 persons have registered to be vaccinated, 13,917 of these are persons aged over 60.

March 18, 2021 – 73 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 379. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 379 (336 residents and 43 non-residents) with 73 new cases (63 residents and 10 non-residents), and 21 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8624 (8077 residents and 547 visitors). The total recovered is 8164 (7661 residents and 503 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 116012 of which 74598 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 81 (80 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 31 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

March 17, 2021 – 69 new cases of COVID-19, 49 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 327. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 327 (294 residents and 33 non-residents) with 69 new cases (62 residents and 7 non-residents), 49 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 8551 (8014 residents and 537 visitors). The total recovered is 8143 (7640 residents and 503 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 115278 of which 74121 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 81 (80 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 29 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

March 16, 2021 – 61 new cases of COVID-19, 20 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 308. RIVM reports two cases of South African variant in Aruba. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 308 (275 residents and 33 non-residents) with 61 new cases (59 residents and 2 non-residents), 20 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 8482 (7952 residents and 530 visitors). The total recovered is 8094 (7598 residents and 496 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 114733 of which 73832 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 80 (79 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 36 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

The Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has provided an update based on several tests sent to them recently by Aruba’s Heath Department. In addition to the previous four COVID-19 variants identified, they have added a fifth, namely the South African variant (also known as 501.V2 or B.1.351) of which two cases have been identified.  As for the other variants, the most prevalent is the UK variant (also known as B.1.1.7) of which 97 infections have been reported to date,  the second is the Mexican variant (also known as B.1.1.222) of which 8 infections have been reported, the third is the Californian variant (also known as B.1.427 / 429) of which 3 cases have been reported,  and the last is the Brazilian variant (also known as P.1) of which 1 case has been reported.

March 15, 2021 – 26 new cases of COVID-19, and 29 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 268. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 268 (232 residents and 36 non-residents) with 26 new cases (25 residents and 1 non-resident), and 29 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8421 (7893 residents and 528 visitors). The total recovered is 8074 (7583 residents and 491 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 114033 of which 73378 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 79 (78 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 33 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.
March 14, 2021 – 18 new cases of COVID-19, 17 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 271. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 271 (235 residents and 36 non-residents) with 18 new cases (17 residents and 1 non-resident), 17 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 8395 (7868 residents and 527 visitors). The total recovered is 8045 (7555 residents and 490 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 113543 of which 73037 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 79 (78 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 29 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

March 13, 2021 – 56 new cases of COVID-19, 19 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 270. RIVM issues information on variants in Aruba. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 270 (231 residents and 39 non-residents) with 56 new cases (48 residents and 8 non-residents), 19 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 8376 (7850 residents and 526 visitors). The total recovered is 8028 (7542 residents and 486 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 112959 of which 72530 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 78 (77 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 29 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

The Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed that four COVID-19 variants have been identified in Aruba.  The first is the UK variant (also known as B.1.1.7) of which 50 infections have been reported,  the second is the Mexican variant (also known as B.1.1.222) of which 6 infections have been reported, the third is the Californian variant (also known as B.1.427 / 429) of which 4 cases have been reported,  and the last is the Brazilian variant (also known as P.1) of which 1 case has been reported. From 317 samples analyzed the proportions were 15.8% (British variant), 1.9% (Mexican variant), 1.3% (Californian variant) and 0.3% (Brazilian variant).

March 12, 2021 – 48 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 234.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 234 (199 residents and 35 non-residents) with 48 new cases (37 residents and 11 non-residents), and 35 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8320 (7802 residents and 518 visitors). The total recovered is 8009 (7527 residents and 482 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 112135 of which 71866 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 77 (76 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

March 11, 2021 – 45 new cases of COVID-19 and 45 recoveries reported. Active cases remain at 221.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has remained at 221 (194 residents and 27 non-residents) with 45 new cases (42 residents and 3 non-residents), and 45 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8272 (7765 residents and 507 visitors). The total recovered is 7974 (7495 residents and 479 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 111433 of which 71389 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 23%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 77 (76 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

March 10, 2021 – 50 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 221.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 221 (192 residents and 29 non-residents) with 50 new cases (43 residents and 7 non-residents), and 36 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8227 (7723 residents and 504 visitors). The total recovered is 7929 (7455 residents and 474 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 110870 of which 71008 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 77 (76 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 22 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

March 9, 2021 – 50 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 207.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 207 (180 residents and 27 non-residents) with 50 new cases (44 residents and 6 non-residents), and 35 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8177 (7680 residents and 497 visitors). The total recovered is 7893 (7424 residents and 469 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 110382 of which 70738 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 77 (76 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

March 8, 2021 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 192. Aruba’s Health department informs about “variants of concern” confirmed in Aruba. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 192 (171 residents and 21 non-residents) with 17 new cases (13 residents and 4 non-residents), and 30 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8127 (7636 residents and 491 visitors). The total recovered is 7858 (7389 residents and 469 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 109767 of which 70371 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 29%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 77 (76 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 23 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

Aruba’s Health Department has provided some information about two “variants of concern” in circulation in Aruba. The first is the UK variant (also known as B.1.1.7) and the second is the Brazil variant (also known as P.1). According to tests done, at least 29 cases of the UK variant and at least 1 case of the Brazil variant have been confirmed in Aruba by the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Both of these variants are of concern since they are more contagious and in the case of the Brazil variant, more dangerous also. According to Aruba’s Department of Health, just 6.5% of Aruba’s population have been reported as having been infected with COVID-19, meaning that the majority of the population is still vulnerable, and even more so to these variants of concern. This is also why the current safety measures are being maintained, and why the general public continues to be encouraged to maintain safety protocols and not drop their guard, despite the vaccination program under way which of course Aruba’s population continues to be encouraged to participate in and which has been seeing a very positive response. The Aruba Health Department continues to closely monitor the situation of these variants of concern in collaboration with RIVM in the Netherlands.

March 7, 2021 – 20 new cases of COVID-19, 17 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 205. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 205 (188 residents and 17 non-residents) with 20 new cases (16 residents and 4 non-residents), 17 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 8110 (7623 residents and 487 visitors). The total recovered is 7828 (7359 residents and 469 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 109383 of which 70036 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 77 (76 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 21 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

March 6, 2021 – 35 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 202. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 202 (181 residents and 21 non-residents) with 35 new cases (32 residents and 3 non-residents), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 8089 (7606 residents and 483 visitors). The total recovered is 7811 (7350 residents and 461 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 108893 of which 69260 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 29%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 76 (75 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 23 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

March 5, 2021 – 45 new cases of COVID-19, 71 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 182. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 182 (157 residents and 25 non-residents) with 45 new cases (40 residents and 5 non-residents), 71 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 8054 (7574 residents and 480 visitors). The total recovered is 7796 (7342 residents and 454 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 108122 of which 68966 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 76 (75 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 26 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

March 4, 2021 – 36 new cases of COVID-19, and 1 recovery reported. Active cases increase to 209. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 209 (172 residents and 37 non-residents) with 36 new cases (31 residents and 5 non-residents), and 1 recovery. The total cases to date is 8009 (7534 residents and 475 visitors). The total recovered is 7725 (7288 residents and 437 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 107331 of which 68340 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 75 (74 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

March 3, 2021 – 35 new cases of COVID-19, 29 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 174. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 174 (141 residents and 33 non-residents) with 35 new cases (all residents), 29 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 7973 (7503 residents and 470 visitors). The total recovered is 7724 (7288 residents and 436 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 106773 of which 67938 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 75 (74 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

March 2, 2021 – 30 new cases of COVID-19, and 40 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 169. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 169 (135 residents and 34 non-residents) with 30 new cases (all residents), and 40 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7938 (7468 residents and 470 visitors). The total recovered is 7695 (7260 residents and 435 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 106368 of which 67697 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 74 (73 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

Note: This update was not published earlier due to today’s numbers being published by Aruba’s department of Health at 7:40pm AST.

March 1, 2021 – 17 new cases of COVID-19, 60 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 179. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 179 (144 residents and 35 non-residents) with 17 new cases (9 residents and 8 non-residents), 60 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 7908 (7438 residents and 470 visitors). The total recovered is 7655 (7221 residents and 434 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 105839 of which 67366 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 26%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 74 (73 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 29 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

February 28, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19, and 32 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 223. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 223 (187 residents and 36 non-residents) with 15 new cases (8 residents and 7 non-residents), and 32 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7891 (7429 residents and 462 visitors). The total recovered is 7595 (7170 residents and 425 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 105370 of which 66942 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 73 (72 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 29 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

February 27, 2021 – 27 new cases of COVID-19, 37 recoveries and 2 deaths reported. Active cases decrease to 240. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 240 (196 residents and 44 non-residents) with 27 new cases (19 residents and 8 non-residents), 37 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 7876 (7421 residents and 455 visitors). The total recovered is 7563 (7153 residents and 410 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 104854 of which 66485 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 73 (72 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 28 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

February 26, 2021 – 45 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 252. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 252 (216 residents and 36 non-residents) with 45 new cases (36 residents and 9 non-residents), and 32 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7849 (7402 residents and 447 visitors). The total recovered is 7526 (7116 residents and 410 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 104076 of which 65911 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 28 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

February 25, 2021 – 29 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 239. Vaccination campaign continues. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 239 (212 residents and 27 non-residents) with 29 new cases (28 residents and 1 non-resident), and 58 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7804 (7366 residents and 438 visitors). The total recovered is 7494 (7084 residents and 410 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 103183 of which 65251 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 30 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

In terms of the vaccination campaign under way in Aruba, so far 18822 persons have registered to be vaccinated and 2935 persons have been vaccinated to date.

February 24, 2021 – 40 new cases of COVID-19 and 52 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 268. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 268 (218 residents and 50 non-residents) with 40 new cases (39 residents and 1 non-resident), and 52 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7775 (7338 residents and 437 visitors). The total recovered is 7436 (7050 residents and 386 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 102520 of which 64774 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

February 23, 2021 – 43 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 280. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 280 (225 residents and 55 non-residents) with 43 new cases (40 residents and 3 non-residents), and 23 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7735 (7299 residents and 436 visitors). The total recovered is 7384 (7004 residents and 380 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 101984 of which 64517 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

February 22, 2021 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 260. Vaccination program under way in Aruba. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 260 (202 residents and 58 non-residents) with 18 new cases (12 residents and 6 non-residents), and 38 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7692 (7259 residents and 433 visitors). The total recovered is 7361 (6987 residents and 374 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 101423 of which 64168 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 20 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

A vaccination program is under way in Aruba since 17 February. A total of 11700 vaccines were received from the Netherlands on February 16. As of Sunday Feb 21, 1194 persons had been vaccinated out of a total of 12748 persons who had registered to be vaccinated. The vaccines in use in Aruba are the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, although the AstraZeneca vaccine is also expected to be used in future phases of the vaccination program.

February 21, 2021 – 27 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 280. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 280 (218 residents and 62 non-residents) with 27 new cases (17 residents and 10 non-residents), and 32 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7674 (7247 residents and 427 visitors). The total recovered is 7323 (6959 residents and 364 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 100874 of which 63696 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 20, 2021 – 48 new cases of COVID-19 and 49 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 285. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 285 (221 residents and 64 non-residents) with 48 new cases (39 residents and 9 non-residents), and 49 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7647 (7230 residents and 417 visitors). The total recovered is 7291 (6939 residents and 352 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 100052 of which 62966 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 15 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

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February 19, 2021 – 46 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 44 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 286. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 286 (219 residents and 67 non-residents) with 46 new cases (32 residents and 14 non-residents), 44 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 7599 (7191 residents and 408 visitors). The total recovered is 7242 (6902 residents and 340 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 99030 of which 62317 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 71 (70 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 8 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

February 18, 2021 – 40 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 45 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 285. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 285 (226 residents and 59 non-residents) with 40 new cases (34 residents and 6 non-residents), 45 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 7553 (7159 residents and 394 visitors). The total recovered is 7198 (6864 residents and 334 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 97951 of which 61317 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 70 (69 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 11 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

February 17, 2021 – 52 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 21 recoveries. Active cases increase to 292. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 292 (235 residents and 57 non-residents) with 52 new cases (46 residents and 6 non-residents), and 21 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7513 (7125 residents and 388 visitors). The total recovered is 7152 (6822 residents and 330 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 97056 of which 60642 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 69 (68 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.
February 16, 2021 – 23 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 33 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 261. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 261 (202 residents and 59 non-residents) with 23 new cases (17 residents and 6 non-residents), 33 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 7461 (7079 residents and 382 visitors). The total recovered is 7131 (6809 residents and 322 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 96422 of which 60256 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 69 (68 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 15 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

February 15, 2021 – 25 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 31 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 272. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 272 (206 residents and 66 non-residents) with 25 new cases (16 residents and 9 non-residents) and 31 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7438 (7062 residents and 376 visitors). The total recovered is 7098 (6789 residents and 309 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 95819 of which 59751 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 68 (67 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 14, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 278. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 278 (213 residents and 65 non-residents) with 13 new cases (12 residents and 1 non-resident) and 0 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7413 (7046 residents and 367 visitors). The total recovered is 7067 (6766 residents and 301 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 95257 of which 59256 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 68 (67 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 13, 2021 – 32 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 50 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 265. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 265 (201 residents and 64 non-residents) with 32 new cases (20 residents and 12 non-residents) and 50 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7400 (7034 residents and 366 visitors). The total recovered is 7067 (6766 residents and 301 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 94259 of which 58352 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 68 (67 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 12, 2021 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 55 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 283. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 283 (220 residents and 63 non-residents) with 30 new cases (22 residents and 8 non-residents) and 55 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7368 (7014 residents and 354 visitors). The total recovered is 7017 (6727 residents and 290 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 93566 of which 57836 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 68 (67 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 11, 2021 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 40 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 308. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 308 (250 residents and 58 non-residents) with 19 new cases (15 residents and 4 non-residents) and 40 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7338 (6992 residents and 346 visitors). The total recovered is 6962 (6675 residents and 287 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 92611 of which 57109 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 68 (67 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 10, 2021 – 32 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 20 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases increase to 329. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 329 (272 residents and 57 non-residents) with 32 new cases (28 residents and 4 non-residents), 20 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 7319 (6977 residents and 342 visitors). The total recovered is 6922 (6638 residents and 284 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 91911 of which 56535 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 68 (67 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 9, 2021 – 47 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 21 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases increase to 318. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 318 (265 residents and 53 non-residents) with 47 new cases (43 residents and 4 non-residents), 21 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 7286 (6948 residents and 338 visitors). The total recovered is 6902 (6618 residents and 284 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 91430 of which 56249 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 66 (65 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

February 8, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 47 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases decrease to 293. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 293 (241 residents and 52 non-residents) with 13 new cases (11 residents and 2 non-residents), 47 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 7238 (6902 residents and 334 visitors). The total recovered is 6881 (6600 residents and 281 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 90850 of which 55893 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 64 (63 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

February 7, 2021 – 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 38 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 327. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 327 (276 residents and 51 non-residents) with 21 new cases (13 residents and 8 non-residents), and 38 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7223 (6891 residents and 332 visitors). The total recovered is 6834 (6554 residents and 280 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 90512 of which 55596 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 62 (61 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

February 6, 2021 – 34 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 49 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 344. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 344 (296 residents and 48 non-residents) with 34 new cases (21 residents and 13 non-residents), and 49 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7202 (6878 residents and 324 visitors). The total recovered is 6796 (6521 residents and 275 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 89939 of which 55110 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 62 (61 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

February 5, 2021 – 34 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 41 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 359. Aruba government announces some changes effective today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 359 (323 residents and 36 non-residents) with 34 new cases (25 residents and 9 non-residents), 41 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 7168 (6857 residents and 311 visitors). The total recovered is 6747 (6473 residents and 274 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 89061 of which 54495 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 62 (61 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has also announced the following changes to measures in place related to COVID-19 that come into effect today:

Curfew time change: The curfew that is currently in effect between 11pm and 5am will be change to 12am until 5am.

Closing time change: Latest at 11 pm for all establishments (previously 10pm). Closing time is not applicable to establishments on hotel properties but is applicable to hotel casinos. Please check with your specific hotel for more information on closing times.

Prohibition of public gatherings: Between 7pm and 5am it is not allowed to gather in public spaces such as parking lots and on beaches. A maximum of 4 persons can be together (increased from previous limit of 2 persons).

Restaurants: Maximum of 4 persons per table (inside) and 6 persons per table (outside).  Previously this was 4 persons inside and outside.
February 4, 2021 – 51 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 25 recoveries. Active cases increase to 366. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 366 (339 residents and 27 non-residents) with 51 new cases (40 residents and 11 non-residents), and 25 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7134 (6832 residents and 302 visitors). The total recovered is 6706 (6432 residents and 274 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 88138 of which 53779 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 61 (60 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.
February 3, 2021 – 55 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 33 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases increase to 341. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 341 (321 residents and 20 non-residents) with 55 new cases (52 residents and 3 non-residents), and 33 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7083 (6792 residents and 291 visitors). The total recovered is 6681 (6411 residents and 270 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 87354 of which 53398 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 61 (60 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 20 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

February 2, 2021 – 42 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 55 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 321. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 321 (300 residents and 21 non-residents) with 42 new cases (39 residents and 3 non-residents), and 55 recoveries. The total cases to date is 7028 (6740 residents and 288 visitors). The total recovered is 6648 (6382 residents and 266 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 86765 of which 53225 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 59 (58 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 20 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

February 1, 2021 – 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 27 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 334. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 334 (314 residents and 20 visitors) with 20 new cases ( all residents), and 27 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6986 (6701 residents and 285 visitors). The total recovered is 6593 (6329 residents and 264 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 86051 of which 52769 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 59 (58 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.
January 31, 2021 – 22 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 61 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 341. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 341 (321 residents and 20 visitors) with 22 new cases (19 residents and 3 non-residents), and 61 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6966 (6681 residents and 285 visitors). The total recovered is 6566 (6302 residents and 264 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 85637 of which 52466 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 59 (58 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

January 30, 2021 – 47 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 39 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 380. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 380 (361 residents and 19 visitors) with 47 new cases (46 residents and 1 non-resident), 39 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6944 (6662 residents and 282 visitors). The total recovered is 6505 (6243 residents and 262 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 85057 of which 52057 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 59 (58 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

January 29, 2021 – 38 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 72 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 372. Aruba government extends curfew and other measures. Canada halts all Caribbean flights, including to Aruba. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 372 (353 residents and 19 visitors) with 38 new cases (33 residents and 5 non-residents), and 72 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6896 (6615 residents and 281 visitors). The total recovered is 6466 (6205 residents and 261 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 84056 of which 51300 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has been revised since yesterday to 58 (57 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 20 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has announced that the current measures in effect that took effect on January 7, and which at the time were set until January 31, will be extended. These include the curfew and other measures. The government will provide further information on Monday February 1.

The Canadian government announced today that in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, all flights from Canada to the Caribbean (including Aruba) and Mexico will be stopped until April 30th. WestJet operated one weekly flight to Aruba, whereas Air Canada had two weekly flights, both airlines flew from Toronto (YYZ). WestJet had previously announced that their flights would be stopped at the end of January, but Air Canada were expected to maintain one weekly flight. This will no longer be possible due to the new directive from the Canadian government.

January 28, 2021 – 49 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 16 recoveries. 1 person – a non-resident – passes away. Active cases increase to 406.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 406 (390 residents and 16 visitors) with 49 new cases (48 residents and 1 non-resident), 16 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6858 (6582 residents and 276 visitors). The total recovered is 6394 (6135 residents and 259 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 82997 of which 50449 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 59 (58 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 20 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

January 27, 2021 – 41 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 29 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 373.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 373 (356 residents and 17 visitors) with 41 new cases (38 residents and 3 non-residents), 29 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6809 (6534 residents and 275 visitors). The total recovered is 6378 (6121 residents and 257 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 82169 of which 49936 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 58 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

January 26, 2021 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 55 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 362. Aruba government confirms 5 cases of UK variant.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 362 (338 residents and 24 visitors) with 26 new cases (24 residents and 2 non-residents), and 55 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6768 (6494 residents and 272 visitors). The total recovered is 6349 (6099 residents and 250 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 81348 of which 49392 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 57 (all residents). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has confirmed that Aruba has had 5 cases of the UK variant of COVID-19. The cases consisted of 3 residents and 2 non-residents. Since this variant is considered to be twice as contagious, the government has urged the public to be extra vigilant. The public has also been advised to be pending for possible additional measures the government may put in place to stem the spread, that could be announced soon.

January 25, 2021 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 54 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 391. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 391 (367 residents and 24 visitors) with 18 new cases (16 residents and 2 non-residents), 54 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6742 (6472 residents and 270 visitors). The total recovered is 6294 (6048 residents and 246 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 80618 of which 48885 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 57 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 20 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

January 24, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 68 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 427. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 427 (404 residents and 23 visitors) with 15 new cases (13 residents and 2 non-residents), and 68 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6723 (6455 residents and 268 visitors). The total recovered is 6240 (5995 residents and 245 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 80184 of which 48565 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 56 (all residents). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, of whom are in intensive care.

January 23, 2021 – 55 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 74 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 480. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 480 (457 residents and 23 visitors) with 55 new cases (53 residents and 2 non-residents), and 74 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6708 (6442 residents and 266 visitors). The total recovered is 6172 (5929 residents and 243 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 79732 of which 48214 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 56 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, of whom are in intensive care.

January 22, 2021 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 85 recoveries. 4 persons pass away. Active cases decrease to 502.  Aruba to close borders with Brazil due to new variant. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 502 (478 residents and 24 visitors) with 30 new cases (all residents), 85 recoveries and 4 deaths. The total cases to date is 6656 (6392 residents and 264 visitors). The total recovered is 6098 (5858 residents and 240 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 79145 of which 47841 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 56 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 29 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba Government has announced that as of January 25, 2021, Aruba’s border with Brazil will be closed. This is due to the new variant of COVID-19 that has been identified in Brazil. KLM has also announced that it is cancelling all flights from South America, however for the time being will continue to operate flights between the Netherlands and Aruba, Curacao and the rest of the Dutch Caribbean islands.

January 21, 2021 – 61 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 26 recoveries. Active cases increase to 558.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 558 (529 residents and 29 visitors) with 61 new cases (59 residents and 2 non-residents), and 26 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6623 (6359 residents and 264 visitors). The total recovered is 6013 (5778 residents and 235 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 78585 of which 47514 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 34 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

January 20, 2021 – 39 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 28 recoveries. Active cases increase to 523.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 523 (495 residents and 28 visitors) with 39 new cases (38 residents and 1 non-resident), and 28 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6562 (6300 residents and 262 visitors). The total recovered is 5987 (5753 residents and 234 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 77886 of which 47238 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 31 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

January 19, 2021 – 72 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 36 recoveries. Active cases increase to 512.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 512 (483 residents and 29 visitors) with 72 new cases (70 residents and 2 non-residents), and 36 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6523 (6262 residents and 261 visitors). The total recovered is 5959 (5727 residents and 232 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 77550 of which 47124 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 23%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 31 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

January 18, 2021 – 16 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 476.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 476 (448 residents and 28 visitors) with 16 new cases (14 residents and 2 non-residents), and no recoveries. The total cases to date is 6451 (6192 residents and 259 visitors). The total recovered is 5923 (5692 residents and 231 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 76940 of which 46830 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

January 17, 2021 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 94 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 460.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 460 (434 residents and 26 visitors) with 30 new cases (23 residents and 7 non-residents), and 94 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6435 (6178 residents and 257 visitors). The total recovered is 5923 (5692 residents and 231 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 76552 of which 46529 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 26 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

January 16, 2021 – 55 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 72 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 524.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 524 (495 residents and 29 visitors) with 55 new cases (51 residents and 4 non-residents), and 72 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6405 (6155 residents and 250 visitors). The total recovered is 5829 (5608 residents and 221 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 75972 of which 46077 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

Read about CDC requirements for air passengers entering the US and COVID-19 testing locations in Aruba.

January 15, 2021 – 54 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 95 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 541.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 541 (511 residents and 30 visitors) with 54 new cases (53 residents and 1 non-resident), and 95 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6350 (6104 residents and 246 visitors). The total recovered is 5757 (5541 residents and 216 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 74748 of which 45705 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

January 14, 2021 – 68 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 110 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 582.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 582 (549 residents and 33 visitors) with 68 new cases (66 residents and 2 non-residents), and 110 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6296 (6051 residents and 245 visitors). The total recovered is 5662 (5450 residents and 212 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 74678 of which 45341 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

January 13, 2021 – 74 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 41 recoveries. Active cases increase to 624.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 624 (592 residents and 32 visitors) with 74 new cases (71 residents and 3 non-residents), and 41 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6225 (5985 residents and 243 visitors). The total recovered is 5552 (5341 residents and 211 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 74075 of which 45024 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

January 12, 2021 – 86 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 32 recoveries. Active cases increase to 591.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 591 (562 residents and 29 visitors) with 86 new cases (81 residents and 5 non-residents), and 32 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6154 (5914 residents and 240 visitors). The total recovered is 5511 (5300 residents and 211 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 73633 of which 44861 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 33%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 21 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

January 11, 2021 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 23 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 537.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 537 (512 residents and 25 visitors) with 26 new cases (25 residents and 1 non-resident), 23 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6068 (5833 residents and 235 visitors). The total recovered is 5479 (5269 residents and 210 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 73015 of which 44507 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 43%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 52 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

January 10, 2021 – 28 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 20 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 535.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 535 (506 residents and 29 visitors) with 28 new cases (26 residents and 2 non-residents), 20 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6042 (5808 residents and 234 visitors). The total recovered is 5456 (5251 residents and 205 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 72624 of which 44165 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 51 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

January 9, 2021 – 36 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 47 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 527.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 527 (500 residents and 27 visitors) with 36 new cases (35 residents and 1 non-resident), and 47 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6013 (5781 residents and 232 visitors). The total recovered is 5436 (5231 residents and 205 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 72018 of which 43702 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

January 8, 2021 – 94 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 66 recoveries. Active cases increase to 538.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 538 (508 residents and 30 visitors) with 94 new cases (84 residents and 10 non-residents), and 66 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5977 (5746 residents and 231 visitors). The total recovered is 5389 (5188 residents and 201 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 71418 of which 43270 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

January 7, 2021 – 72 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 50 recoveries. Active cases increase to 510. Curfew extended until January 31 and additional measures announced that take effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 510 (481 residents and 29 visitors) with 72 new cases (67 residents and 5 non-residents), and 50 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5883 (5662 residents and 221 visitors). The total recovered is 5323 (5131 residents and 192 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 70661 of which 42849 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents has not been published today. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 11 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has announced the following measures that will be in place until January 31:

Curfew extended: The curfew that is currently in effect between 11pm and 5am will be extended until January 31.

Closing time: Latest at 10 pm for all establishments. This is not applicable to establishments on hotel properties but is applicable to hotel casinos. Please check with your specific hotel for more information on closing times.

Prohibition of public gatherings: Between 7pm and 5am it is not allowed to gather in public spaces such as parking lots and on beaches. A maximum of 2 persons can be together, if family members then it can be up to 4 persons.

Musical entertainment & dancing at restaurants etc.: Only 1 musician allowed. No dancing allowed.

Yachts/boats: No more than 4 persons at one time on board. This is not applicable to commercial vessels such as charter boats/catamarans which are allowed to operate at a maximum of 50% of capacity.

Shops/Supermarkets: No more than 1 person per family allowed inside. Compulsory to wear a mask also outside if social distancing of at least 1.5m is not possible.

Sports: contact sports not allowed; other sports allowed with a limit of 25 persons outside or 10 persons inside. No spectator public allowed.

Restaurants: Maximum of 4 persons at a table (both inside and outside). No musical entertainment allowed, only background music, dancing not allowed.

Social meetings:  No more than 10 persons inside or 25 persons outside.

January 6, 2021 – Spike in cases today with 95 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 36 recoveries. Active cases increase to 488. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 488 (460 residents and 28 visitors) with 95 new cases (91 residents and 4 non-residents), and 36 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5811 (5595 residents and 214 visitors). The total recovered is 5273 (5085 residents and 188 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 70035 of which 42553 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 38%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

January 5, 2021 – Sharp increase with 110 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 19 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 429. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 429 (394 residents and 35 visitors) with 110 new cases (109 residents and 1 non-resident), 19 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 5716 (5504 residents and 212 visitors). The total recovered is 5237 (5060 residents and 177 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 69522 of which 42198 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 34%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 50 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

January 4, 2021 – 42 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 339. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 339 (305 residents and 34 visitors) with 42 new cases (all residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5606 (5395 residents and 211 visitors). The total recovered is 5219 (5041 residents and 177 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 68630 of which 41703 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 45%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

January 3, 2021 – 32 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 306. Curfew extended until January 7. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 306 (271 residents and 35 visitors) with 32 new cases (31 residents and 1 non-resident), and no recoveries. The total cases to date is 5564 (5353 residents and 211 visitors). The total recovered is 5209 (5033 residents and 176 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 67930 of which 41061 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has decided to extend the curfew until January 7th. The curfew is in effect between 11pm and 5am. The requirement for all establishments (with the exception of those at hotels) to close by 10pm will also remain in effect.

January 2, 2021 – 23 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 30 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 274. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 274 (240 residents and 34 visitors) with 23 new cases (18 residents and 5 non-residents), and 30 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5532 (5322 residents and 210 visitors). The total recovered is 5209 (5033 residents and 176 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 67058 of which 40338 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 46%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

January 1, 2021 – 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 30 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 281. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 281 (249 residents and 32 visitors) with 20 new cases (all residents), and 30 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5509 (5304 residents and 205 visitors). The total recovered is 5179 (5006 residents and 173 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 66705 of which 40032 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 26%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 31, 2020 – 47 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 17 recoveries. Active cases increase to 291. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 291 (256 residents and 35 visitors) with 47 new cases (44 residents and 3 non-residents), and 17 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5489 (5284 residents and 205 visitors). The total recovered is 5149 (4979 residents and 170 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 66177 of which 39575 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 30%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 30, 2020 – 69 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 14 recoveries. Active cases increase to 261. Curfew and additional measures came into effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 261 (226 residents and 35 visitors) with 69 new cases (60 residents and 9 non-residents), and 14 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5442 (5241 residents and 201 visitors). The total recovered is 5132 (4966 residents and 166 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 65457 of which 39003 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 37%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 29, 2020 – 50 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases increase to 206. Curfew and additional measures to come into effect on December 30. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 206 (174 residents and 32 visitors) with 50 new cases (46 residents and 4 non-residents), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5373 (5181 residents and 192 visitors). The total recovered is 5118 (4958 residents and 160 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 64722 of which 38453 were persons tested at the airport. With non airport tests being 139, the local positivity rate is 31%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has decided to take some additional measures to lower the rate of local transmission. These are:

Curfew: As of December 30 until January 3, a curfew will be in effect between 11pm and 5am. The only exception will be for the changeover to the New Year the night of Dec 31 to the morning of Jan 1 in which case the curfew will start at 2am on Jan 1.

Closing times: All establishments to close by 10pm with the exception of hotel establishments. This includes New Year’s eve.

Music: No parties with live music or DJs allowed. Restaurants can have live music according to established protocols during opening hours, however dancing is prohibited. Music outside restaurants is not allowed.

Traditional pagara (large firecrackers): will be allowed until Dec 31 at 3pm.

December 28, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 18 recoveries. Active cases remain at 164.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 164 (135 residents and 29 visitors) with 18 new cases (13 residents and 5 non-residents), and 18 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5323 (5135 residents and 188 visitors). The total recovered is 5110 (4951 residents and 159 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 63912 of which 37782 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 33%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 27, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 16 recoveries. Active cases increase to 164.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 164 (135 residents and 29 visitors) with 18 new cases (12 residents and 6 non-residents), and 16 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5305 (5122 residents and 183 visitors). The total recovered is 5092 (4938 residents and 154 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 63075 of which 36978 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 23%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 26, 2020 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 18 recoveries. Active cases increase to 162.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 162 (136 residents and 26 visitors) with 19 new cases (all residents), and 18 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5287 (5110 residents and 177 visitors). The total recovered is 5076 (4925 residents and 151 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 62284 of which 36210 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 25, 2020 – 9 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 27 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases decrease to 161.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 161 (129 residents and 32 visitors) with 9 new cases (8 residents and 1 non-resident), 27 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 5268 (5091 residents and 177 visitors). The total recovered is 5058 (4913 residents and 145 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 61907 of which 35981 were persons tested at the airport. 55 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 49 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 24, 2020 – 29 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 23 recoveries. Active cases increase to 179.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 179 (146 residents and 33 visitors) with 29 new cases (26 residents and 3 non-residents), and 23 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5257 (5081 residents and 176 visitors). The total recovered is 5031 (4888 residents and 143 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 61532 of which 35551 were persons tested at the airport. 71 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 37%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 23, 2020 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases increase to 173.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 173 (143 residents and 30 visitors) with 30 new cases (27 residents and 3 non-residents), and 11 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5228 (5055 residents and 173 visitors). The total recovered is 5008 (4865 residents and 143 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 60980 of which 35070 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 22, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 28 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 155. Aruba government monitoring the situation related to new strain of COVID-19 identified in the UK.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 155 (125 residents and 30 visitors) with 17 new cases (13 residents and 4 non-residents), and 28 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5199 (5029 residents and 170 visitors). The total recovered is 4997 (4857 residents and 140 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 60541. 82 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

The Aruba government continues to monitor the situation related to the new strain of COVID-19 identified in the UK and has so far concluded that based on the testing requirements for Aruba, flights from the UK can be allowed. Currently Aruba has one weekly direct flight from London (Gatwick) operated by TUI. The Aruban authorities and TUI continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and any further decisions will be published as they are taken.

December 21, 2020 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 12 recoveries. Active cases increase to 160.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 160 (134 residents and 26 visitors) with 13 new cases (7 residents and 6 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5176 (5013 residents and 163 visitors). The total recovered is 4969 (4832 residents and 137 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 59890 of which 34194 were persons tested at the airport. 47 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 20, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 20 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 159.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 159 (150 residents and 21 visitors) with 8 new cases (7 residents and 1 non-resident), and 20 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5163 (5006 residents and 157 visitors). The total recovered is 4957 (4822 residents and 135 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 59433 of which 33784 were persons tested at the airport. 77 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 19, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 171.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 171 (150 residents and 21 visitors) with 17 new cases (12 residents and 5 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5155 (4999 residents and 156 visitors). The total recovered is 4937 (4802 residents and 135 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 58799 of which 33227 were persons tested at the airport. 119 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 18, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 163.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 163 (147 residents and 16 visitors) with 14 new cases (11 residents and 3 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5138 (4987 residents and 151 visitors). The total recovered is 4928 (4793 residents and 135 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 58279 of which 32826 were persons tested at the airport. 117 hospital lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 17, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 158.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 158 (143 residents and 15 visitors) with 18 new cases (14 residents and 4 non-residents), and no recoveries. The total cases to date is 5124 (4976 residents and 148 visitors). The total recovered is 4919 (4786 residents and 133 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 57807 of which 32471 were persons tested at the airport. 186 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 16, 2020 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 140.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 140 (129 residents and 11 visitors) with 26 new cases (25 residents and 1 non-resident), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5106 (4961 residents and 144 visitors). The total recovered is 4919 (4786 residents and 133 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 57268 of which 32118 were persons tested at the airport. 191 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 47 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 15, 2020 – 23 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases increase to 122.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 122 (110 residents and 12 visitors) with 23 new cases (all residents), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5079 (4936 residents and 143 visitors). The total recovered is 4911 (4780 residents and 131 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 56864 of which 31905 were persons tested at the airport. 109 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 14, 2020 – 7 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 7 recoveries. Active cases remain at 107.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 107 (92 residents and 15 visitors) with 7 new cases (6 residents and 1 non-resident), and 7 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5056 (4913 residents and 143 visitors). The total recovered is 4903 (4775 residents and 128 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 56300 of which 31450 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 13, 2020 – 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 6 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 107.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 107 (91 residents and 16 visitors) with 5 new cases (3 residents and 2 non-residents), and 6 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5049 (4907 residents and 142 visitors). The total recovered is 4896 (4770 residents and 126 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 55812 of which 30989 were persons tested at the airport. 73 non-airport lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 4%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 12, 2020 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases increase to 108.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 108 (92 residents and 16 visitors) with 13 new cases (10 residents and 3 non-residents), and 11 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5044 (4904 residents and 140 visitors). The total recovered is 4890 (4766 residents and 124 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 55294 of which 30544 were persons tested at the airport. 91 non-airport lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 11, 2020 – 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 14 recoveries. Active cases increase to 106. Some measures to be relaxed as of Monday Dec 14.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 106 (92 residents and 14 visitors) with 20 new cases (all residents), and 14 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5031 (4894 residents and 137 visitors). The total recovered is 4879 (4756 residents and 123 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 54861 of which 30202 were persons tested at the airport. 197 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

As of Monday December 14 the following changes to COVID-19 preventive measures will come into effect:

Entertainment / Bands: Maximum number of musicians/performers allowed: 5 (inside venues) and 10 (outside venues). Musicians/performers are responsible for stopping if people start to dance.

Sports: Can continue with suitable precautions. Public will be allowed – up to 30 persons (inside venue) and up to 60 persons (outside venue).

Shops/Supermarkets: 2 adults per family and can be accompanied by children aged 14 and under; all rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

December 10, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 100. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 100 (86 residents and 14 visitors) with 15 new cases (13 residents and 2 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5011 (4874 residents and 137 visitors). The total recovered is 4865 (4742 residents and 123 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 54368 of which 29906 were persons tested at the airport. 118 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 9, 2020 – 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 29 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 93. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 93 (74 residents and 19 visitors) with 12 new cases (all residents), 29 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4996 (4861 residents and 135 visitors). The total recovered is 4856 (4740 residents and 116 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 53920 of which 29576 were persons tested at the airport. 113 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 46 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 8, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 26 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 112. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 112 (92 residents and 20 visitors) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident) and 26 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4984 (4849 residents and 134 visitors). The total recovered is 4827 (4713 residents and 114 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 53643 of which 29412 were persons tested at the airport. 112 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). As of last report (Dec. 6) there were 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom was in intensive care. No further hospitalization updates have been provided.

December 7, 2020 – 1 new case of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 120. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 120 (100 residents and 20 visitors) with 1 new case (a resident) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4966 (4833 residents and 133 visitors).  The total recovered is 4801 (4688 residents and 113 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 53107 of which 28988 were persons tested at the airport. 38 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). As of yesterday there were 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom was in intensive care. No updates have been provided for today.

December 6, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 25 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 132. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 132 (108 residents and 24 visitors) with 8 new cases (6 residents and 2 non-residents) and 25 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4965 (4832 residents and 133 visitors).  The total recovered is 4788 (4679 residents and 109 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 52719 of which 28638 were persons tested at the airport. 98 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 5, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 17 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 149. New measures came into effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 149 (124 residents and 25 visitors) with 15 new cases (10 residents and 5 non-residents) and 17 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4957 (4826 residents and 131 visitors).  The total recovered is 4763 (4657 residents and 106 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 52200 of which 28217 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

As of today the following measures will come into effect to counter the increase in COVID-19 cases locally:

Restaurants: Maximum number of persons per table are 8 persons (inside seating) and 10 persons (outside seating).

Rumshops / Bars: must remain closed if not serving food.

Entertainment / Bands: Maximum number of musicians/performers allowed: 3 (inside and outside). Musicians/performers are responsible for stopping if people start to dance.

Shops/Supermarkets: 1 person allowed per family, all rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Social / family gatherings: Maximum number of persons allowed are 30 (inside) and 60 (outside). No dancing allowed, all rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Sports: Can continue with suitable precautions. No public allowed.

Funerals: Maximum number of persons at the same time is 30. All rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Local persons traveling: Must test upon arrival at the airport and are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 10 days even if test result is negative.

December 4, 2020 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases increase to 151. New measures to come into effect on December 5. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 151 (127 residents and 24 visitors) with 19 new cases (16 residents and 3 non-residents) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4942 (4816 residents and 126 visitors).  The total recovered is 4746 (4644 residents and 102 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 51728 of which 27840 were persons tested at the airport. 97 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 3, 2020 – 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 15 recoveries. Active cases increase to 145. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 145 (124 residents and 21 visitors) with 21 new cases (14 residents and 7 non-residents) and 15 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4923 (4800 residents and 123 visitors).  The total recovered is 4733 (4631 residents and 102 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 51383 of which 27592 were persons tested at the airport. 97 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 2, 2020 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases increase to 139. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 139 (125 residents and 14 visitors) with 30 new cases (28 residents and 2 non-residents) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4902 (4786 residents and 116 visitors).  The total recovered is 4718 (4616 residents and 102 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 50953 of which 27259 were persons tested at the airport. 167 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 1, 2020 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases increase to 122. Borders with several countries reopen today.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 122 (107 residents and 15 visitors) with 26 new cases (25 residents and 1 non-resident) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4872 (4758 residents and 114 visitors).  The total recovered is 4705 (4606 residents and 99 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 50598 of which 27071 were persons tested at the airport. 104 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

As of today, borders have reopened with the Dominican Republic, Haiti, all Central American and South American countries (excluding Venezuela & Peru).

 

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See also – archived news:
COVID-19 in Aruba from June 1 to November 30, 2020
COVID-19 in Aruba from March 6 to May 31, 2020