PHILIPSBURG — As of October 4th there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to eighty-five (85). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and seventy-nine (679).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty-two (82) people in home isolation. Two patients are hospitalized (2) at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one patient is isolated (1) and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and seventy- two (572). Two hundred and forty (240) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS of persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.
CPS has tested 1052 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2751 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek urges all to remain vigilant when in public places and use your masks at all times, practice the 2-meters social distancing, sanitize your hands frequently and refrain from mass gathering’s.