Active cases 36 for a third straight day | THE DAILY HERALD

Only one COVID-19 patient remains hospitalised.

PHILIPSBURG–Three persons tested positive for COVID-19 and three persons reportedly recovered from the virus on Thursday, April 15. The total active cases remain at 36 for the third consecutive day.

  The country’s total number of confirmed cases is now 2,202.

  Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is monitoring 35 persons in home isolation. One patient remains hospitalised at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 27.

  The number of persons recovered since the first case surfaced in St. Maarten has increased to 2,139. There are 38 persons in quarantine based on contact-tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

  The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Airport Health Team in collaboration with Health Care Laboratory St. Maarten (HCLS) has tested 2,655 travellers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and CPS has tested 25,304 persons throughout the community.

  CPS assures that as the numbers continue to fluctuate, it will continue to actively execute its contact-tracing measures.

  Minister of Public Health Richard Panneflek urges everyone to remain vigilant and wear their mask, practise social distancing, sanitise or wash hands frequently and refrain from mass gatherings.

Source: The Daily Herald