PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — As of November 6th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of seven (7) persons; bringing the total active cases to seventy- six (76). The total number of confirmed cases is now eight hundred and eighty- six (886).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty- six (66) people in home isolation. Nine (9) patients remains 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- three (23).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to seven hundred and eighty- seven (787). Two hundred and sixty- six (266) 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 1244 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 5718 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
As we are approaching the festive season, Minister Panneflek urges the community to remain vigilant and avoid mass gatherings. Not adhering to the mandatory regulations implemented, endangers the safety of yourself and those around you.