4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

October 31, 2020 11:22 pm
PHILIPSBURG -- As of October 31st, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to fifty-one (51). The total number of confirmed cases is now eight hundred and twenty-six (826). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-five (45) 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 remains at seven hundred and fifty-three (753). One hundred and thirty-three (133) 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 1203 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 5622 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister Panneflek continues to encourage all to maintain the social distancing rule of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene, and do not forget to wear your mask in public.