Another incoming traveler tests positive


The CNMI’s total COVID-19 cases rose to 188 yesterday when the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and the COVID-19 Task Force said an incoming traveler tested positive via travel screening and confirmed diagnosis through fifth-day testing last July 17.

CHCC said the individual has been moved to the designated isolation area at the Kanoa Resort alternate care site for close monitoring. The CHCC Communicable Disease Investigation/Inspection team has initiated contact tracing for contacts with the highest risk of exposure.

Out of the 188 total COVID-19 cases in the CNMI, 151 were identified by travel screening while 37 were local transmissions.

CHCC added that based on what they know about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine also helps keep you and your loved ones from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.

CHCC, meanwhile, also announced free COVID-19 testing tomorrow, July 21, at the Kanoa Resort alternate care site, from 1pm to 3pm.

Register on site or online at This test is not recommended for outbound travel purposes.

Consider registering for vaccinations at, or by calling the CHCC call center at 682-SHOT (7468), or registering in person at any vaccination site. View the new COVID-19 dashboard at (updates next business day). (Saipan Tribune)

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