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CNMI's latest Covid tests yield 134 new positive cases


By Pacific Island Times News Staff


Saipan-- The CNMI has 134 new cases of Covid-19 from Dec. 10-11 tests, bringing the CNMI total to 1,908 cases since March 28, 2020.


The individuals have been isolated and are actively monitored. As of Dec. 11, 2021, there have been 669 recoveries made, 945 active cases, and 3 deaths of the cases identified since Oct. 28, 2021.


As of Dec. 12, 2021, there are 13 individuals hospitalized as a result of Covid-19 (9 unvaccinated, 4 vaccinated; 0 on a ventilator); and 2 were discharged from the Alternative Care Site.


Of the 134 cases, 86 were identified on Dec. 10, and 48 were identified on Dec. 11; 61 were identified via contact tracing, and 73 were identified via community testing.


The vaccination statuses of the 134 cases identified are pending verification.


A total of 411 Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered on Dec. 12, resulting in 91% of the CNMI's 12-years-old and older population being fully vaccinated, which affords the community more protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.


Since Oct. 28, there have been 1,617 new cases, of which 876 were identified via contact tracing, 722 were identified via community testing, and 19 were identified via travel testing.



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