An additional nineteen persons were tested for the coronavirus COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, bringing the total number of persons tested up to 329, figures released by Prime Minister and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Silveria Jacobs show. On Wednesday, the total number of persons tested stood at 310.
Jacobs said that based on the latest available data, as updated by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) epidemiologist Eva Listade Weever, the counts for April 30 as of 4:00pm are 145 persons in self-quarantine; 104 in self-isolation; seven hospitalised; 329 tested; 76 positive cases; 251 negative cases; one test pending; one inconclusive; 13 deceased; 44 recovered; and 19 active cases. The total number of positive cases includes 54 men and 22 women.
Jacobs said St. Maarten Medical Center’s (SMMC’s) Outbreak Management Team (OMT) updated on Thursday that there are currently seven COVID-19 suspected or confirmed patients admitted to SMMC. Five confirmed patients are in the mobile medical pavilion (MMP), one patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) tent and one patient at SMMC.
Of the five patients in the MMP, two are dialysis patients whose conditions have improved and who will be discharged soon. The patient at SMMC will also be discharged soon.
Additionally, organisations continue to show their support for the country’s medical centre, as SMMC has recently been the recipient of surgical masks donated by the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation and Motorworld Group of Companies.
The Daily Herald.