PHILIPSBURG:--- As of September 16th, St. Maarten has confirmed eight (8) active cases, however, there was a recovery of 9 persons today; bringing the total active cases to sixty-one (61). The total number of positive cases is now five hundred and fifty- seven (557).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 56 people in home isolation. Four patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and one patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 19.
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to 477. One hundred and two (102) 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 961 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1840 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
As we continue to record more recoveries on a daily basis, Minister Panneflek urges all to continue wearing your masks, practicing social distancing, sanitize your hands frequently, wash your hands with soap, and refrain from mass gatherings in continuous efforts to achieve our zero goal.