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THE Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. on Saturday announced that two additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19.

The CNMI now has a total of 56 cases and two deaths since March 28, 2020.

CHCC said the two new cases were identified through travel screening and confirmed through testing upon arrival and on fifth day testing.

Of the total 56 confirmed cases, 30 cases have been identified through port of entry screening procedures, 10 have been identified as community contacts, and 16 cased identified as  known contacts. 

On Guam, there were 36 Covid-19 patients at Guam Memorial Hospital, four of whom were in the intensive care unit, the Guam Daily Post reported on Saturday.

These were among the growing number of active cases on Guam, which increased to 849 on Saturday, following the confirmation of 60 new Covid-19 cases, the island’s Joint Information Center stated.

As of Saturday, there had been a total of 1,347 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 10 deaths on Guam.

The growing number of active cases on Guam is a cause for concern in the CNMI, CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said.

But CHCC health workers continue to perform their work diligently to protect the CNMI, she added. “Some of them wake up early in the morning to conduct Covid-19 tests for passengers arriving at the airport.”

For his part, Governor’s Covid-19 Task Force Chairman Warren Villagomez said CNMI borders, including seaports, are closely monitored.

“We have these meetings [with  ship officials] because we want to make sure that their protocols do not go below the standard that we have in place…and that they meet or exceed the standards,” Muna said.

 

 

 

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