PHILIPSBURG:--- As of December 3rd, there were thirteen (13) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of seventeen (17) persons; bringing the total active cases to eighty- seven (87). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand one hundred and five (1105).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty-three (83) people in home isolation. Four (4) patients are currently 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 and ninety-three (993). One hundred and seventy- six (176) people are currently 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) has tested 1523 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and CPS has tested 7893 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Today, we have included an EPI curve to inform the public of the “new COVID-19 cases by date of symptom onset.” An EPI curve is a visual display of the onset of illness among cases associated with an outbreak.The EPI curve displays an outbreak’s time trend, that is, the distribution of cases over time.