Two new cases of COVID-19 in the CNMI


The CNMI Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) announced that two additional people have been confirmed to have COVID-19.

The individuals were passengers of the May 30, 2020 United Airlines flight from Guam and originated from the US mainland. They were tested and confirmed positive at CHCC Laboratory on June 4, 2020.

The two individuals are females — one 15-year-old and one 56-year-old. They are asymptomatic and are being safely monitored in isolation.

CHCC contact tracing teams are still investigating the source of infection for the person confirmed positive for COVID-19 yesterday, but have identified no links to previous infections.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the CNMI to 26 since March 28, 2020.

The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and CHCC would like to assure the public that even with the additional cases, the CNMI Community Vulnerability Level remains at YELLOW because of a greater number of negative results among an increasing number of residents being tested.

The task force is encouraging the community to continue to be cautious while in public settings.