PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — As of September 21st, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19, however there was a recovery ofseventeen (17) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty- six (66).
The total number of confirmed cases is now five hundred and ninety- one (591).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 63 people in home isolation. Three patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center and the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 20.
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten is 505. Forty- six (46) 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 991 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1890 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek wishes all persons affected by COVID-19 much strength. He encourages persons returning home daily, to leave your shoes at the door, remove your clothing, and shower immediately before interacting with your family members. We are in this fight together and we must adhere to the implemented guidelines to safeguard ourselves, our family and our community in efforts to flatten the curve.