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PHILIPSBURG:— St. Maarten has recorded its second COVID-19 related death. The first victim died at home while the second died at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). SMN News understands that a COVID-19 patient passed away just after 3 pm on Thursday. Sources say the patient is a 47-year-old male had lived in Cole Bay.
News learned that the fact the patient was not able to have visitors due to the restrictions in place, some staff members at SMMC were visibly shaken. <br