CNMI’s COVID-19 cases go up to 54

CNMI Official Seal (PNC file photo)

Four more individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the CNMI this week, bringing the commonwealth’s current count to 54.

The CNMI Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation reported the latest stats.

Three of the COVID-19 positive individuals were identified upon arrival through incoming traveler screening. One was identified through contact tracing.

According to the Task Force, the four have been placed in quarantine and were moved to the designated isolation area for close monitoring.

CHCC has already initiated contact tracing for the most immediate contacts such as passengers on the same flight, close family members, friends, and associates of the newly confirmed cases.

Of the total 54 confirmed cases, 28 cases or more than half, have been identified through port of entry screening procedures while 10 have been identified as a contact.

Of the 28 confirmed cases identified through travel screening, 20 cases originated from the US mainland, five from a US territory, and three from a foreign country.