75th Person Dies from COVID-19. 11 New Positive Cases on Wednesday. 48 Active Cases
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75th Person Dies from COVID-19. 11 New Positive Cases on Wednesday. 48 Active Cases

Minister of VSA Hon. Omar Ottley Minister of VSA Hon. Omar Ottley

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maarten’s 75th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family strength during their time of grief.

As of October 20th, there were eleven (11) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, nine (9) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty-eight (48). The total number of confirmed cases is now four thousand four hundred sixty-seven (4467).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty-eight (48) people in home isolation. Zero (0) patients are hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to seventy-five (75).

The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten has increased to four thousand three hundred forty-four (4344). Thirty-two (32) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS.

The total number of persons tested is 58,955.  

As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.

Minister Ottley urges all unvaccinated persons to come out to the community COVID-19 vaccination pop-up on Saturday, October 23rd, at SMMC premises in Cayhill from 9:00am to 3:00pm. On site there will also be free clinical breast exams and a health check corner with blood pressure and glucose monitoring.

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