BREAKING NEWS: COVID-19 count rises to 47


The CNMI recorded its 47th case of COVID-19 today after a returning CNMI resident was identified upon arrival through incoming traveler screening.

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. said the 47th person in the CNMI to test positive for the coronavirus is now safely in quarantine and was moved to the designated isolation area for close monitoring.

CHCC also said it has already initiated contact tracing for the most immediate contacts (passengers on the same flight, close family members, friends, and associates) of the newly confirmed case.

Of the total 47 confirmed cases, 23 cases (49%) have been identified through port of entry screening procedures in accordance with the CNMI COVID-19 Emergency Directives.

Of the 23 confirmed cases identified through travel screening, 19 cases originated from the U.S. mainland, one from a U.S. territory, and three from a foreign country.

More details to follow.

Saipan Tribune
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