PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his sympathies to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 71st COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family strength during this time.
As of October 15th, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however, five (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy-six (76). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred thirty-nine (4439).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy-three (73) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to at seventy-one (71).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand two hundred ninety-two (4292). Fifty-nine (59) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.
The total number of persons tested is 53,236.
As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges everyone to remain cautious when in public places; for your safety reduce social contacts, and sanitize or wash your hands frequently.