PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) Richard Panneflek extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 25th Covid-19 victim, who passed away. He wishes the family peace and strength during their time of grief.
As of November 20th, CPS reported ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; a recovery rate of five (5) persons and one (1) additional death; bringing the total active cases to seventy-five (75). The total number of confirmed cases is now nine hundred and eighty- three (983).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring seventy- two (72) people in home isolation. Three (3) patients remain hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to twenty- four (25).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to eight hundred and eighty- three (883). One hundred and sixty- five (165) 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 1347 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 7165 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek reminds the public, that if you are sick, or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus, please stay at home and call your family doctor. It is important to wear your mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene, and avoid mass gatherings.