CNMI registers 88 Covid cases so far

1:42 pm on 21 October 2020

The Northern Marianas now has 88 Covid-19 cases after two passengers from an incoming flight tested positive for the coronavirus.

The two people were identified through fifth day quarantine testing.

Kanoa Resort Quarantine Facility in CNMI

Kanoa Resort Quarantine Facility in CNMI Photo: RNZ Pacific / Mark Rabago

They have been moved to the designated isolation area at the Kanoa Resort.

CHCC added that it has already initiated contact tracing for the most immediate contacts of the new confirmed cases, including passengers on the same flight.

Despite two more positive cases reported yesterday, the CNMI continued to have no sign of community transmission since August. There have been 34 cases come in since then.

Governor's Covid-19 Taskforce Chair, Warren Villagomez, said positive cases coming from inbound flights meant efforts to protect the borders on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota had been successful.

With regards to a future Covid vaccine, he says the Office of Homeland Security is already putting together a plan for the CNMI.