PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — As of November 10th, there were twelve (12) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of three (3) persons; increasing the total active cases to eighty- one (81). The total number of confirmed cases is now nine hundred and eight (908).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy- three (73) people in home isolation. Eight (8) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- three (23).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to eight hundred and four (804). Two hundred and forty (240) 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 1275 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 5763 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek urges all to be mindful of large gatherings during the upcoming holidays. When in public places, continue to wear your mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, and practice good hand hygiene.