~ 12 new recoveries recorded ~
PHILIPSBURG--COVID-19 cases continue to rise with three new active cases recorded by the Ministry of Public Health.
The total number of active cases is now 178 and the new total positive cases is currently 530.
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is monitoring 172 persons in home isolation. There are now 55 persons in quarantine. The number of persons who have recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased with 12 new persons recovering bringing the total number to 333.
Five remain hospitalised at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and one patient is being monitored in isolation. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths remains at 19.
CPS has tested 923 travellers arriving at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 1,675 persons throughout the community.
CPS assures that as the numbers continue to fluctuate, the department will continue to actively execute their contact tracing measures.
Minister of Public Health Richard Panneflek expressed his contentment with the decrease in the active cases on Wednesday. He shared gratitude to the public for adhering to the guidelines implemented and urged everyone to continue to do their part.