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CNMI's Covid-19 death toll: 21

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.

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