9 confirmed COVID-19 cases today.

richardpanneflek23042020PHILIPSBURG:--- As of November 19th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there was a recovery rate of four (4) persons; bringing the total active cases to seventy-one (71). The total number of confirmed cases is now nine hundred and seventy- three (973).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty-eight (68) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- four (24).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to eight hundred and seventy-eight (878). One hundred and fifty (150) 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 1339 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 7143 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Please remain vigilant when in public places; it is your responsibility to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our community. The only way for us to overcome this pandemic is to practice proper hand hygiene, social distance of 2-meters, wear a mask in public places, and be mindful of large gatherings.