Saipan-- Nineteen additional individuals have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. This brings the CNMI total to 457 cases since March 28, 2020. The individuals were identified and confirmed through surveillance testing on Nov. 19, 2021. The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored. The community is reminded to practice the 3 W's: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. Since Oct. 28, 2021, there have been 166 new cases, of which 107 were identified via contact tracing, 48 were identified via community testing, and 11 were identified via travel testing. A total of 509 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Nov. 19, which comprises travel testing and surveillance testing. The CHCC Communicable Disease Investigation/Inspection team has already 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.