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4 new Covid-19 cases bring NMI total to 92

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THE Governor’s Covid-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. on Monday reported four new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the CNMI total to 92 since March 28, 2020.

CHCC communications and public relations specialist Lee Tenorio said the four new cases  were identified by travel screening and confirmed diagnosis through testing on arrival.

He said the individuals have been  quarantined and moved to the designated isolation area for close monitoring.

CHCC has already initiated contact tracing for the most immediate contacts of the new confirmed cases, including passengers on the same flight, he added.

The CNMI Covid-19 dashboard indicates that 66 of the 92 cases were diagnosed through travel screening: 34  were from the U.S. mainland, 21 from a U.S. territory, and 11 from a foreign country.

Governor’s Covid-19 Task Force Chairman Warren Villagomez said they will remain vigilant at the entry points on Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

He said the task force has also submitted the CNMI’s vaccination plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The plan, he added, has been under review since  last week and the CNMI is hoping to get feedback from CDC soon.

“We feel confident that what was submitted is a thorough plan that is ready to be executed in the CNMI,” Villagomez said.

“The vaccination allocation is [under] discussion right now,” he said, adding that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services “are leaning toward the CNMI.”

Meantime, he added, everyone on the task force “[is] crossing their fingers”  every time another plane arrives at the airport. Usually, most of the passengers are returning residents.

The task force members and staff will continue to work hard, Villagomez said, as he urged  the community to continue practicing the three W’s: Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear a face covering.

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