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4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of October 18th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of five (5) persons; bringing the total active cases to sixty- two (62). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and fifty- three (753).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring fifty- seven (57) people in home isolation. Five (5) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center, and the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to six hundred and sixty- nine (669). Eighty- two (82) 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 1151 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 4764 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Panneflek advises all to remain focused on our common goal to flatten the curve, and continue to follow the implemented guidelines.