Updated: Dec 27, 2021
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Saipan-- The CNMI government reported two additional Covid-related fatalities, raising the commonwealth's death count to 12. No additional information was provided.
Forty cases have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 24 and 25, bringing the CNMI total to 2,893 cases since March 28, 2020. The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored.
As of Dec. 25, there have been 1,896 recoveries made, 698 active cases, and 8 deaths of the cases identified since Oct. 28.
As of Dec. 26, there were 10 individuals hospitalized as a result of Covid-19 (9 unvaccinated, 1 vaccinated; 2 on a ventilator); and 2 were discharged.
Of the 40 cases, 28 were identified on Dec. 25 and 12 on Dec. 24; 9 were identified via contact tracing, 29 were identified via community testing, and 2 were identified via travel testing. The vaccination statuses of the 40 cases identified are pending verification.
Since Oct. 28, there have been 2,602 new cases, of which 1,350 were identified via contact tracing, 1,195 were identified via community testing, and 57 were identified via travel testing.
A total of 184 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Dec. 24, which comprises travel testing and surveillance testing but does not include DFEMS testing.