Saipan records first death related to Covid-19

Saipan-- 70-year-old man quarantined at Kanoa Resort died on Monday, the governor’s Covid-19 Task Force said in a media conference.

The man, who had “multiple underlying medical conditions,” went to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. on March 25, and was considered a person under investigation.

He and his wife were then brought to Kanoa Resort, one of the designated quarantine sites on island.

Specimen was collected from the patient and sent to Guam, but the result was not yet available as of Monday afternoon.

“He had multiple underlying medical conditions. A treatment plan was offered, but his next of kin opted for comfort care at the hotel, which was adequatel