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15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of November 17th, there were fifteen (15) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery rate of ten (10) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty- three (63). The total number of confirmed cases is now nine hundred and fifty- four (954).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty- seven (57) people in home isolation. Six (6) 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 sixty- seven (867). One hundred and forty- nine (149) 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 7102 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

“ I would like to reiterate to the public that, if you are sick, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus, please stay at home and call your family doctor.” said Minister Panneflek. We can only slow down the spread of the virus if we work together and follow the mandatory regulations implemented.