The Minister of
Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his sympathies
to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 71st COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes
the family strength during this time.
As of October 15th, there was one (1) person
who tested positive for COVID-19; however five (5) persons have recovered;
bringing the total active cases to seventy six (76). The total number of
confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred thirty nine (4439).
The Collective Prevention Services
(CPS) are monitoring seventy three (73) people in home isolation. Three (3)
patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number
of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to at seventy one (71).
The number of people recovered since
the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand two
hundred ninety two (4292). Fifty nine (59) people are in quarantine based on
contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.
The total number of persons tested is
As the numbers continue to fluctuate,
CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges everyone to
remain cautious when in public places; for your safety reduce social
contacts, and sanitize or
wash your hands frequently.