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  • Writer's pictureBy Pacific Island Times News Staff

Soldier with Army medical team sent to Saipan tests positive for Covid-19

Saipan-- A U.S. Army medical professional tested positive for Covid-19 following fifth-day testing by Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. (CHCC) staff, April 6.

The soldier was placed into isolation at the CNMI isolation facility in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance.

The soldier, who has not experienced any symptoms, arrived on Saipan April

1, as part of a mission assignment to augment CHCC medical providers in

their campaign to vaccinate CNMI community members.


The soldier was fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and received a negative Covid-19 test result before departing Hawaii.

No additional positive cases have been identified among the 12-member U.S.

Army medical team in Saipan. However, out of an abundance of caution, the

team is scheduled to depart CNMI and is in the process of being re-assigned

for potential mission support to Guam.


The soldier who tested positive for Covid-19 will depart CNMI upon

completion of the required isolation period and release by CHCC staff.

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, through U.S. Army Pacific, remains committed to

providing continued, flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal

Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to Covid-19.

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