8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

September 18, 2020 2:53 am
PHILIPSBURG — As for the latest results received today September 17th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the active cases to sixty-nine (69). The total number of confirmed cases is now five hundred and sixty-five (565). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 64 people in home isolation. Four patients remain hospitalized (4) 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 19. The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at 477. One hundred and twenty (120) 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. 9 additional tests were conducted throughout the community by CPS, bringing the total to 1849, while testing at the Princess Juliana International Airport, PJIA remained at 961. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. As we continue to work towards a COVID-free Sint Maarten, please wear your masks, practice social distancing, sanitize your hands frequently, wash your hands with soap, and refrain from mass gatherings.