8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

October 1, 2020 12:56 am
PHILIPSBURG -- As of September 30th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to eighty-eight (88). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and sixty-seven (667). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty-four (84) people in home isolation. Three patients remain hospitalized (3) 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 twenty- two (22). The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten remains at five hundred and fifty-seven (557). Two hundred and six (206) 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 1041 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 2725 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures. Minister Panneflek emphasizes the importance of being vigilant; by wearing our masks, practicing social distancing, sanitizing your hands frequently, washing your hands with soap, and refraining from mass gatherings. Collectively we will flatten the curve.