Dutch-side COVID-19 figures unchanged, 38 active cases

Dutch-side COVID-19 figures  unchanged, 38 active cases

PHILIPSBURG--The coronavirus COVID-19 figures for Dutch St. Maarten remained unchanged on Monday with 52 positive cases to date, 32 of which are active cases.

  According to figures provided by Prime Minister and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Silveria Jacobs on Monday evening, there were 135 persons in self-quarantine; 210 in self isolation; 157 tested; 52 positive, three of whom are hospitalised at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC); 91 negative; and 13 tests pending as of 4:00pm April 13.

  One suspected case is hospitalised at SMMC, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related hospitalisations for St. Maarten (positive and suspected) to four. The positive cases include 35 males and 17 females.

  Jacobs said there might have been another case admitted to SMMC, but she could not confirm whether it was a COVID-19 case. One test is inconclusive and nine persons have passed away. Jacobs said all measures are being taken to prevent more fatalities. A total of five persons have recovered in Dutch St. Maarten.

  Jacobs said the figures provided are solely the St. Maarten figures. The Saba numbers are not included.

  She said also that the public dashboard for COVID-19 which will be on government’s official website has been launched. The site will provide live updates on the country’s COVID-19 statistics. It was developed in cooperation with Collective Prevention Services (CPS) and will be connected to CPS’ World Health Organization (WHO) app. A second dashboard for the EOC with more details will also be launched. Pertinent information will be placed on the public dashboard.