As of November 18th, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of seven (7) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty- six (66). The total number of confirmed cases is now nine hundred and sixty- four (964).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring sixty (60) people in home isolation. Six (6) patients remains 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 seventy- four (874). One hundred and fifty- seven (157) 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 1334 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 7123 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 to continue wearing your mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene, and be mindful of large gatherings.