By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Saipan-- The CNMI government reported 11 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the CNMI total to 329 cases since March 28, 2020.
The individuals were identified and confirmed through contact tracing from Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored.
Since Oct. 28, there have been 38 new cases, of which 30 were identified via contact tracing, seven were identified via community testing, and 1 was identified via travel testing. Of the newly identified cases, 34/39 (87 percent) reported experiencing symptoms.
A total of 518 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Oct. 31, and 639 on Nov. 1, which comprises travel testing and surveillance testing.
The CHCC Communicable Disease Investigation/Inspection team has initiated contact tracing for the most immediate contacts of the newly confirmed cases, and this effort will continue until all probable cases are identified and tested.
Officials said contact tracers will reach out to contacts who are deemed high risk. The associated risk of infection depends on the level of exposure, which will, in turn, determine the type of monitoring. Establishing the level of exposure can be difficult and requires investigation.