95 new cases; 4 hospitalized


A combined 95 new COVID-19 cases representing two reporting periods were reported Thursday and Friday last week, while the number of individuals hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 have declined to four, based on the latest news releases from the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.

On Friday, CHCC reported 53 individuals who were confirmed positive for COVID-19, bringing the CNMI total to 10,379 cases since March 26, 2020. These 53 cases were identified on March 10, 2022. 

The day before, CHCC reported 42 who were confirmed positive for COVID-19, all of them identified on March 9, 2022. Of that number, five were identified on Tinian.

The vaccination statuses of the 95 new cases are still pending verification. 

Of the 10,379 total cases that have been identified in the CNMI, there have been 10,094 recoveries; 255 active cases; and 30 COVID-19-related deaths. A total of 9,661 were identified via community testing and 718 via travel testing.

On the vaccination front, a total of 94 COVID-19 vaccine shots were administered on March 11, 2022; of the eligible population, 57.8% have received an additional dose. The vaccination rate is calculated using the 2020 Census population estimates for the CNMI and includes the eligible 5-years-old and older population. 

A total of 326 COVID-19 tests were conducted on March 10, 2022: 266 via Community-Based Testing; 30 at the Koblerville COVID-19 Community Center; and 30 at the Rota Health Center. (Saipan Tribune)


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