By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Saipan-- The CNMI reported it 21st Covid-19-related death and 66 new positive cases. No information is currently available about the fatality.
The CNMI has a total to 3,868 cases since March 28, 2020. The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored.
Of the 66 cases identified on Jan. 13, four were from Tinian. Twenty-four cases were identified via contact tracing, 18 through community testing and 24 through travel testing
As of Jan. 14, there were nine individuals hospitalized as a result of Covid-19. Four hospitalized patients are unvaccinated and five are vaccinated. One is on a ventilator
"Unvaccinated individuals are at risk of serious illness from Covid-19, and unvaccinated individuals spread the virus at a higher rate than vaccinated individuals, thereby increasing the spread and risk of serious illness toward other unvaccinated individuals," public health officials said.