PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the two (2) victims who passed away due to COVID-19. Much strength to the families during this time.
As of October 18th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, twenty (20) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty-six (46). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred forty-eight (4448).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-four (44) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to seventy-three (73).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand three hundred twenty-nine (4329). Thirty-five (35) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.
The total number of persons tested is 53,297.
As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges the public to remain vigilant and follow the protocols for your safety.