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NMI reports 1st Covid-19 death

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THE 70-YEAR-OLD man who died on Monday while quarantined at Kanoa Resort succumbed to Covid-19, Press Secretary Kevin Bautista said on Wednesday.

This is the CNMI’s first Covid-19 death recorded since the governor’s Task Force and Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. confirmed two positive cases on Saipan.

The man passed away before CHCC could receive his test result from the Guam Public Health Laboratory.

On Wednesday, CHCC reported four new Covid-19 cases in the CNMI for a total of six cases.

“As of April 1, 2020, the CNMI has submitted 31 specimens for Covid-19 testing to the Guam Public Health Laboratory. Of these 31 specimens, 19 have been processed, resulting in six positive cases and 13 negative cases. CHCC awaits the results of 12 specimens.”

During the press conference on Monday, CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said the deceased man had underlying medical conditions before he was placed under quarantine. She said CHCC offered a treatment plan, but his relatives opted for comfort care at the hotel.

Although he and his wife had no history of travel, Muna said he had contact with two Covid-19 patients.

Variety learned that before the deceased was placed under quarantine, he had asthma and complained of difficulty breathing.

Dr. Elizabeth Kohnen, CHCC Family Care Clinic medical director, said coronavirus “can cause a fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and respiratory symptoms. It is a risk for older people who have problems like renal failure, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. We all need to be careful for ourselves and for those people as well,” she added.

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