PHILIPSBURG:--- As of November 23rd, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there were a recovery rate of ten (10) persons; bringing the total active cases to eighty- seven (87). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand and twelve (1012).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty- five (85) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- five (25).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to nine hundred (900). One hundred and ninety (190) 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.
The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA) Airport Health Team in collaboration with Health Care Laboratory Sint Maarten (HCLS) have tested 1381 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and CPS has tested 7200 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
In efforts to control the spread of the virus, Minister Panneflek reminds all to continuously wear your mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene, and be mindful of large gatherings.