PHILIPSBURG:--- As of August 5th, at 16:00, St. Maarten has confirmed four new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stands at 160.
Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 76 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated “we now have eighty (80), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19.”
Three patients are currently hospitalized and one patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 16.
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten earlier this year remains at 64. Forty-eight (48) people are now in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS on persons who may have been in contact with any of the 80 active cases.
In a continued effort to control, the spread of the virus CPS has now tested 262 people at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 853 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to increase for positive cases, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
If you have been exposed to someone with the virus or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please remain at home and contact your family doctor immediately. For any questions or concerns, call CPS at emergency number 914.
Please continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing, sanitize your hands as frequently as possible, and wash your hands with soap. We shall overcome COVID-19.