CORONAVIRUS: 17 new cases of covid-19 in part Dutch


On the evening of Sunday the Minister of Health of Sint Maarten indicated that the number of active cases of covid-19 was now 66. That is to say 17 new cases recorded between July 31 and August 2. During this same period 26 PCR tests were carried out; a total of 759 tests have been carried out since mid-March in the Dutch part. Another 151 tests were done at the airport.

To date, 65 patients are confined to their homes and one in a dedicated place. Another 167 people are in quarantine because they have been in contact with the positive cases.

Due to the upsurge in cases, the Sint Maarten government announced last week that schools will not reopen at the start of the school year on August 10; classes will resume online.

Partly French there have been no new cases since the four announced Tuesday of last week. There are still 7 active cases that are confined to their homes. 103 tests were carried out last week. A total of 1 PCR tests were carried out in France.

Today the island has 73 active cases. Since the start of the epidemic, 41 people have been declared cured out of the 53 who contracted the virus in part French. In the Dutch part, 64 people have been declared cured out of the 146 who contracted the virus. (



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