PHILIPSBURG–The number of recovered COVID-19 cases continues to rise for St. Maarten.
Despite a recorded addition of five new cases as of Thursday, there are 13 persons confirmed to have recovered from the virus, bringing the total persons who have recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten to 146. This further reduces the total active cases to 190.
The total number of positive cases for St. Maarten is now 353.
Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is monitoring 177 persons in home isolation. There are now 10 patients currently hospitalised at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and three patients who are isolated and being monitored. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 17.
There are 515 persons 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 631 travellers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and 1,380 persons throughout the community.
Persons who have been exposed to someone with the virus or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, are advised to remain at home and contact their family doctor immediately. For any questions or concerns, call CPS at emergency number 914.
“For your safety, the safety of your loved ones and members in our community, continue to wear your masks, practise social distancing, avoid greeting by hugging and kissing, sanitise your hands as frequently as possible, wash your hands with soap, and refrain from mass gatherings,” said Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA, Richard Panneflek.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/13-new-recovered-cases-of-covid-19