10 Nov 2020

Another death as Covid cases in Guam and CNMI continue to rise

11:33 am on 10 November 2020

Guam has suffered its 90th Covid-related death with the US territory now recording 5233 cases.

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The latest death was a 73-year-old man with underlying health conditions who was admitted to hospital on Sunday and died the following day.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero offered her thoughts to the family and friends of the man saying the tragedy of Covid-19 is in its isolation and how it kept families apart.

Guerrero appealed to the community to maintain health precautions to minimise risk of infection.

"If we come together and remain committed, we can end this pandemic."

1742 cases are currently active in the community.

CNMI reaches 100 cases

Meanwhile the Northern Marianas have now recorded 100 cases of Covid-19 after two incoming passengers tested positive on Sunday.

The new cases were identified through travel screening and have been moved into quarantine .

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation has begun contact tracing for the most immediate contacts of the new cases.

Out of the 100 total confirmed coronavirus cases in CMNI, 74 are from incoming passengers.

The CNMI's last case of community transmission was in early August.

As part of its recovery efforts the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation has reopened applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant-COVID programme, which will provide affected homeowners with financial assistance for 12 months.

The grant utilises federal funds to support communities in providing street outreach, emergency shelter, rental assistance, and related services.

It provides resources for adults and families with children experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

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A quarantine transit vehicle Photo: CNMI govt