Northern Marianas records 2nd covid-19-related death

4:02 pm on 10 April 2020

The Northern Marianas has recorded its second covid-19-related death.

Saipan in the Northern Marianas.

Saipan in the Northern Marianas. Photo: Supplied

A 77-year-old female with underlying medical conditions died today due to complications from the virus at the Commonwealth's main hospital.

She was first seen at the Commonwealth Health Center on March 28th, was admitted then closely monitored as she had underlying co-morbidities.

The Commonwealth Health Care Corporation had already initiated contact tracing of the deceased's close contacts.

As of today, there have been eight confirmed covid-19 cases in the Marianas, including the 77-year-old woman and a 70-year-old male who died on March 30th.

Governor Ralph Torres has extended his deepest condolences and prayers to the family of the 77-year-old woman.

He said the coronavirus pandemic was a battle that couldn't be won if the CNMI community did not fight together.

Mr Torres said the Governor's Covid-19 Task Force and Health Care Corporation would continue to work hard to protect everyone in the CNMI with the test kits, medical resources, and protective equipment the CNMI is getting from its federal partners