COVID-19 Update - St. Martin
Active cases: 42
Since August 11, In Saint-Martin, 8 new cases confirmed by PCR tests, bringing to 92 cumulative confirmed cases.
2,858 PCR tests which have been carried out in total to date, in Saint-Martin, i.e. 259 more in 2 days. 45 people have been declared cured to date.
In Saint-Barthélemy, no new case confirmed by PCR tests in 2 days, for a total of 13 confirmed cases. A total of 1666 PCR tests have been carried out to date in Saint-Barthélemy. 8 people have been declared cured to date.
There are currently 4 people hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the CHUG. These are Guadeloupe patients. The increase in the number of intensive care patients must lead us all to the greatest vigilance: compliance with sanitary measures, wearing of masks in public places when physical distancing cannot be respected.
In addition to places where wearing a mask is mandatory, when considering whether to wear it, the BCD rule should be used:
• B: Crowded (people to cross paths with)
• C: Enclosed (limited indoor or outdoor space)
• D: Distance difficult to respect
If one of these questions is answered that it is difficult to respect physical distancing, then put on the mask!
The screening campaign in partnership with the Red Cross continues. It is important to continue to get tested with or without symptoms. Since the start, 653 samples have been taken from volunteers.
The virus does not take a vacation. Even without symptoms, it is essential to respect all barrier gestures to protect yourself but also to protect others.
The COVID-19 epidemic must not make us forget the dengue fever which is still present: let's destroy our breeding grounds!
(Source: Préfecture of St. Martin and St. Barths / FBP-AS)
COVID-19 Update - St. Maarten
Ministerial resolution pending on complete closure of casinos, bars, lounges, nightclubs, meeting and conference spaces, and adult entertainment clubs as measure to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Limitation on large gatherings outside of those areas is also under review.
For restaurants, under consideration is allowing only outdoor dining.
The resolution is still in the works and may be signed Wednesday by Ministers VSA and TEATT.
(Source: Govt. of St. Maarten via Council of Ministers Press Briefing / FBP-AS)