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Presumptive positive case is confirmed positive for Covid-19

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(Office of the Governor) — The Governor’s Covid-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. on Wednesday said the 17-year-old male presumptive case announced Tuesday is confirmed positive for Covid-19. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the CNMI is now 15.

The individual was identified as a result of contact tracing and the community testing initiative. He does not exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 and was confirmed for diagnosis at the CHCC laboratory. After consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHCC considers this case to not be part of a new infection chain and is not considered infectious.

CHCC has already initiated contact tracing for the most immediate contacts (close family members, friends, and associates). The task force and CHCC continue to urge the community to continue to be diligent in reducing transmission of the virus by staying home, avoiding crowds, and continuing to wash hands often.

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