PHILIPSBURG— The Honorable Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) Richard Panneflek extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 24th Covid-19 victim, who passed away. He wishes the family peace and strength during this difficult time.
As of November 13th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of ten (10) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty- four (64). The total number of confirmed cases is now nine hundred and twenty- three (923).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty- seven (57) people in home isolation. Seven (7) patients remains hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to twenty- four (24).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to eight hundred and thirty- five (835). One hundred and ninety- right (198) 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 1291 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 7056 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
If you are sick, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus, please stay at home and call your family doctor. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread of the virus and protecting themselves, their family, and our community. Continue to wear your mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene, and avoid mass gatherings.