— Nine new recoveries recorded —
COVID-19 cases increased with eight new active cases recorded by the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday, September 16. The total number of active cases is now down to 61 and the new total of positive cases for St. Maarten is currently 557.
Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is monitoring 56 persons in home isolation. There are now 102 persons in quarantine. The number of persons who have recovered since the first case surfaced in St. Maarten has increased by nine, bringing the total number to 477.
Four persons are currently hospitalised at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and one patient is isolated and being monitored. The total number of COVID19-related deaths remains at 19.
CPS has tested 961 travellers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1,840 persons throughout the community.
CPS said that as the numbers continue to fluctuate, the department will continue to actively execute its contact-tracing measures.
“As we continue to record more recoveries on a daily basis [I — Ed.] urge all to continue wearing your masks, practising social distancing, sanitise your hands frequently, wash your hands with soap, and refrain from mass gatherings in continuous efforts to achieve our zero goal,” said Minister of Public Health Richard Panneflek.
The Daily Herald.