4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

October 24, 2020 1:27 am
PHILIPSBURG -- As of October 23rd, there were fourĀ  (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery of three (3) persons; bringing the total active cases to fifty-three (53). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and eighty (780). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-seven (47) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated 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 has increased to seven hundred and five (705). One hundred and twenty-one (121) 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 1154 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4817 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. Continue to remain vigilant when out in public places. We are collectively working on reducing the spread of the virus and should adhere to the implemented guidelines.