JIC #125: One positive out of 30 tested by DPHSS; 1 reported by GMH

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DPHSS confirmed 1 case of COVID-19 out of 30 samples tested with conclusive results. An additional case was reported from GMH. To date, we have 153 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 124 released from isolation.

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The cumulative total from all labs will be reported on a nightly basis, unless unavailable. The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Thursday, May 14, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 14, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 14, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

1

2,457

128

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)1/U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam2

0

865

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

546

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

1

267

1

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

74

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

4

AS OF 7:45 PM, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

Total reported on Thursday, May 14:

2

Total negative cases (March 12 – May 14):

4,226

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 14):

 153

1Beginning March 26, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020

3Beginning April 15, 2020

 

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 30 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, May 14, 2020 with conclusive results. One tested positive through DPHSS and 29 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

One additional case was reported by the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority. More information on their lab results will be available tomorrow, once finalized.

The DPHSS overall count also includes probable cases of COVID-19 and confirmed positive cases tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA), Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), the Guam National Guard (GUNG), and Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

To date, there have been 153 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths and 124 released from isolation. When a patient is released from isolation, he or she is no longer considered infectious. DPHSS uses CDC’s test-based criteria for releasing patients from isolation. This requires COVID-19 patients to have two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart before being released from isolation. All remaining cases are in isolation.

Some cases that were previously released from isolation have returned to active isolation status after re-testing positive for COVID-19 through follow-up testing. To date, no additional cases have been linked to people released from isolation. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.

For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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