PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As of November 26th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of nine (9)persons; bringing the total active cases toeighty- eight (88). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand and forty- one (1041).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring eighty- five (85) people in home isolation. Three (3) 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 twenty- eighty (928). One hundred and ninety- six (196) 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.
The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA) Airport Health Team in collaboration with Health Care Laboratory Sint Maarten (HCLS) has tested1410 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and CPS has tested 7200 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek reminds all to be mindful of large gatherings during the holiday season. It is important to wear your mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, and practice good hand hygiene.