One new Covid-19 confirmed case in NMI

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(Office of the Governor) — The governor’s Covid-19 Task Force and Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. would like to inform the public that one new individual has been confirmed positive for Covid-19. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the CNMI is now 16. Of this number, two have died and 12 have recovered.

The additional case was identified through the airport surveillance process. Specimens were collected, processed, and confirmed positive at CHCC laboratory Saturday.

The individual was screened and tested upon arrival, May 9, 2020, as directed through the governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-04, Directive 8.

The individual is a 67-year-old male resident of Guam. He is presently isolated at Kanoa Resort, a designated quarantine site. Contact tracing has begun for close contacts, including other passengers aboard the flight.

This case was determined to meet the CHCC person under investigation criteria.

The governor’s Covid-19 Task Force and CHCC continue to encourage residents within the Marianas to practice social distancing, which means avoiding close contact with people in order to avoid catching the virus yourself and to avoid passing it on to others.

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