1 new case of Covid-19

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ANOTHER individual has tested positive for Covid-19.

 

Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna on Thursday said the case was detected through the community-based testing conducted on Saipan.

In a statement, CHCC and the governor’s Covid-19 Task Force said the person is a 39-year-old female, asymptomatic, and is being safely monitored in isolation. "The individual was identified through community-based testing and confirmed positive at CHCC Laboratory on June 3, 2020. At this time, the patient’s exposure to the virus is unknown. CHCC contact tracing teams are looking into the possibility of exposure through community spread of Covid-19."

As of June 4, the CNMI has recorded 24 cumulative number of cases, 16 recoveries, two deaths and six active cases.

CHCC and the governor’s Covid-19 Task Force continue to conduct community-based testing on Saipan, Tinian and Rota. As of Thursday morning, they have collected specimens from 5,970 individuals on Saipan; 349 on Tinian; and 376 on Rota.

The task force and CHCC said they have been "working closely with partner agencies, as well as federal partners, to respond to this public health threat. This is a rapidly evolving situation. CHCC will continue to update the public on the circumstances of the person most recently diagnosed."

Meanwhile, the task force and CHCC "continue to encourage residents to practice social distancing, which means avoiding close contact with people in order to avoid catching the virus yourself and to avoid passing it on to others."

 

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