As of November 29th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to ninety- four (94). The total number of confirmed cases is now one thousand and sixty- six (1066).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring ninety- one (91) 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 remains at nine hundred and forty- seven (947). One hundred and ninety- eight (198) 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 tested 1448 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 would like to reiterate to the public; the importance of following the mandatory regulations implemented this holiday season. COVID-19 (coronavirus) cannot be detected by looking at someone who may be asymptomatic, so make it a priority and wear your mask, maintain a social distance of 2-meters, practice good hand hygiene and be mindful of large gatherings.