Saipan-- Five additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19. This brings the CNMI total to 312 cases since March 28, 2020.
The individuals were identified and confirmed through contact tracing, surveillance testing, and testing on arrival on Oct. 29.
The individuals have been quarantined and are actively monitored.
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.
Covid\-19 vaccine booster shots or initial shots are the best protection available.