As of November 16th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of twenty- two (22) persons; bringing the total active cases to fifty- eight (58). The total number of confirmed cases is now nine hundred and thirty- nine (939).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty- one (51) people in home isolation. Seven (7) patients are currently 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 fifty- seven (857). Two hundred and twelve (212) 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 1331 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 7088 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Panneflek would like to remind everyone of the necessary precautions to safeguard their health, that of their families and our community. If you have flu-like symptoms, remain at home and call your family doctor.