20 COVID-19 recoveries today.

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar
Ottley extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the
two (2) victims who passed away due to COVID-19. Much strength to
the families during this time.
As of October 18th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for
COVID-19; however twenty (20) persons have recovered; bringing the
total active cases to forty six (46). The total number of confirmed cases
is now four thousand four hundred forty eight (4448).
The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty four (44)
people in home isolation. Two (2) patients are hospitalized at the St.
Maarten Medical Center. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19
has increased to seventy three (73).
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St.
Maarten has increased to four thousand three hundred twenty nine
(4329). Thirty five (35) people are in quarantine based on contact tracing
investigations carried out by CPS.
The total number of persons tested is 53,297.
As the numbers continue to fluctuate, CPS will continue to actively
execute its contact tracing measures.
Minister Ottley urges the public to remain vigilant and follow the
protocols for your safety.