378 now self-quarantining, 77 self-isolating, 27 tested

      378 now self-quarantining,  77 self-isolating, 27 tested

The latest figures released by DComm on Thursday.

~ 19 negative, 5 pending ~

 PHILIPSBURG--The number of persons in self-quarantine and self-isolation in Dutch St. Maarten as a precautionary measure for the coronavirus COVID-19 has gone up.

  According to figures released by the Department of Communications DComm on Thursday, the number of persons in self-quarantine now stands at 378; while 77 are in self-isolation; 27 have been tested; 19 are negative and five are pending. The country still has three active positive cases.

  The last figures released for up to March 23 were a bit lower with 22 suspected cases of COVID-19; 322 in self-quarantine; 57 in self-isolation; 12 negative cases; eight pending cases and two positive cases.

  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) has been registering persons who have travelled recently. These persons are required to self-quarantine. The number of self-quarantined persons are mainly returning residents who have to stay confined at home. The self-isolation cases are those who have dialled tel. 914 as a result of the public awareness campaign and are being monitored for symptoms.

  Persons who returned from abroad are asked to register and email the form to CPS: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be monitored even if they have no symptoms at this time or call 914 for more information.

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