243 new cases of Covid-19 recorded last month on the Dutch side

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During the month of November, authorities in Sint Maarten confirmed 243 new cases of covid-19. This is 84 more than in October, which marked a decrease (-32 cases) compared to September.

The total number of people who contracted the virus in the Dutch part at the end of November is 1. As a reminder, the threshold of 069 cumulative cases of covid-1000 was crossed on Sunday 19 November, that 22 cumulative cases had been on the 900th. November.

It was in August that the number of cases had exploded with 348 people tested positive. According to the regional health agencies of Guadeloupe and Martinique, the situation began to worsen in July following a partly Dutch party. The director of ARS Guadeloupe announced that a study was being finalized and showed this evolution, that clusters were created in several territories around people who participated in this same celebration.

Last month, according to figures released by the government of Sint Maarten, 1 PCR tests were carried out among the population; Symptomatic people are tested as a priority, contact cases - even close ones - are not necessarily detected if they do not present symptoms. The positivity rate is 955%. In October, it was 12,43% (5,5 positive results out of 159 tests).

Three deaths were deplored; since the start of the crisis 25 people have died in Sint Maarten. 211 patients were declared cured last month. (soualigapost.com)

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