4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

October 26, 2020 12:02 am
PHILIPSBURG -- As of October  25th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to fifty-seven (57). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and eighty-four (784). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty (50) people in home isolation. Six (6) 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 five  (705). One hundred and twenty-five (125) 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 1166 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4825 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 urges all to continue and remain cautious by wearing your masks in public, practice the 2-meters social distancing, sanitize and wash your hands frequently and refrain from mass gatherings.