17 Recoveries today
September 29, 2020 2:28 amPHILIPSBURG -- As of September 28th, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of seventeen (17) persons; reducing the total active cases to seventy-four (74). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and forty-five (645). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy (70) people in home isolation. Three patients remain hospitalized (3) 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 is five hundred and forty-nine (549). One hundred and seventy-one (171) 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 1034 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2686 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. Minister Panneflek hereby informs the public that we have retrospectively received negative results from the lab of 702 persons who were tested; hence the sharp increase in the number of persons tested throughout the community.