3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

October 12, 2020 12:27 am
PHILIPSBURG -- As of October 11th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to sixty-six (66). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and ten (710). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty four (64) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients remains hospitalized, one (1) patient is at the St. Maarten Medical Center and the other patient is at the Louis Constant Fleming hospital on the French side. 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 six hundred and twenty-two (622). One hundred and twenty-eight (128) 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 1094 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4701 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. Let us continue to practice all guidelines implemented by wearing your masks, practice the 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gatherings. Together we will achieve zero active cases.