PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 74th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Peace and healing go out to the family.
As of October 19th, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty-seven (47). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred fifty-six (4456).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-five (45) people in home isolation. Two (2) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to seventy-four (74).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand three hundred thirty-five (4335). Thirty-six (36) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.
The total number of persons tested is 58,955.
As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges persons who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to come forward for testing.