In regional headlines, Saipan reported its 36th and 37th COVID-19 related deaths. As of Monday, the Commonwealth Healthcare Center also says there are 3 people in the hospital due to COVID. 

The NMI also recorded 173 new cases from July 17 to 23, bringing the CNMI total to 12,573 cases since March 28, 2020. Local officials say that the community level remains at medium. Residents of the CNMI who test positive for COVID-19 may be eligible for treatment by calling (670) 234-8950, ext. 5068 or reporting their positive test result online at as soon as possible after testing positive.