COVID-19 active cases decrease to 198 due to 26 persons recovering. 15 Hospitalized/Isolated | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – As of August 19th, St. Maarten has confirmed fifteen new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19), however there was a recovery of 26 persons; reducing the total active cases to 198. The new total of confirmed cases now stands at 348.

Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 183 people in home isolation. Twelve patients are currently hospitalized, and three patients are isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 17.

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to 133. Four hundred and ninety (490) people are now 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.

In a continued effort to control the spread of the virus, CPS has tested 618 travelers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1365 people throughout the community. As the numbers of positive cases continue to increase, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Source: Souliga Newsday