Two COVID-19 cases in St. Martin as ARS confirms a ‘sharp decline’ | THE DAILY HERALD


MARIGOT–Regional Health Authority ARS announced that two more recoveries from COVID-19 on Friday have brought the number of active cases in St. Martin to just two, one of whom is in the Martinique hospital.

  ARS confirmed the virus is in “sharp decline” as shown by no new cases reported for more than a week. This is also supported in the latest epidemiological bulletin from Santé Publique France.

  However, ARS said polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is being expanded to locate individuals who may be displaying mild symptoms and individuals at particular risk. Testing is done to accurately assess the level of circulation of the virus.

  “Our territories are for the moment classified in green, but let’s make sure that this remains so by respecting the confinement for a few more days and following the instructions that will be given for the exit of lockdown in the next few weeks,” the health authority said in its communiqué.

  “Let’s not let the virus re-emerge, as we will not be able to implement a confinement strategy if the circulation of the virus is boosted by failure to comply with the protection measures.”

Source: The Daily Herald