COVID-19 cases on the rise again | THE DAILY HERALD

Auxiliary Care Facility (AFC)

 ~ 16 new cases ~

PHILIPSBURG–Sixteen persons have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, November 25.

  The recovery of 13 persons was not enough to reduce the total number of active cases, which now stands at 92. The country’s total number of confirmed cases is 1,036.

  Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is monitoring 90 persons in home isolation and 194 persons who are in quarantine based on contact-tracing investigations carried out by the department of those persons who may have been in contact with any of the active cases.

  Two patients remain hospitalised at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 25.

  The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced in St. Maarten has increased to 919.

  The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Airport Health Team in collaboration with Health Care Laboratory St. Maarten (HCLS) has tested 1,399 travellers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and CPS has tested 7,200 persons throughout the community.

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

Source: The Daily Herald