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(CHCC) — Fifty-one additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19, bringing the CNMI total to 3,802 cases since March 28, 2020. The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored.

Of the 51 cases identified:

• 48 were identified on Jan. 12, 2022 (2 on Rota, 2 on Tinian), 2 on Jan. 11, and 1 on Jan. 7

• 20 identified via contact tracing, 21 via community testing, 10 via travel testing

As of Jan. 13, 2022, there were 9 individuals hospitalized as a result of Covid-19:

• 5 unvaccinated, 4 vaccinated; 1 on a ventilator

• 1 discharged

A total of 189 Covid-19 vaccines were administered on Jan. 13, 2022, resulting in 97.5% of the CNMI's eligible population being fully vaccinated.

The vaccination statuses of the 51 cases identified are pending verification.

A total of 490 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Jan. 12, 2022:

• 349 community-based testing

• 54 at the Covid-19 Community Center (referrals only)

•  48 at the Rota Health Center

•  39 at the Tinian Health Center

Of the cases identified since Oct. 28, 2021, as of Jan. 12, 2022:

• 3,029 recoveries

• 465 active cases

•  17 Covid-19-related deaths

There have been 20 Covid-19 related deaths since March 2020.

Since Oct. 28, 2021, there have been 3,511 cases:

• 1,703 were identified via contact tracing

• 1,662 via community testing

• 146 via travel testing

If you have concerns regarding a possible exposure to a positive case, call the contact tracers at (670) 285-1942, 286-1710, or 286-1711.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, etc.), see your provider or call the CHCC Tele-Triage hotline at (670) 233-2067.

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