PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of November 2nd, there were thirteen (13) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of seven (7) persons; increasing the total active cases to sixty- two (62). The total number of confirmed cases is now eight hundred and forty-four (844).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty- five (55) people in home isolation. Six (6) patients are hospitalized at the St.
Maarten Medical Center and one (1) patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at
twenty- two (22).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to seven hundred and sixty (760). One hundred and sixty- nine (169) 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 1222 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 5647 people throughout the
community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
In limiting further spread of the virus, Minister Panneflek urges all to protect yourself and your loved ones by maintaining the social
distancing rule of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene, and wear your mask in public.