2 more test positive for COVID-19 in Palau

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Palau’s Ministry of Health and Human Services (MHHS) has announced that two more have tested positive for COVID-19.

The two were close contacts of the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 on September 10, 2021.

Additional tests including PCR GeneXpert and Abbott ID have confirmed the positive results.

The individuals have been placed in isolation for an additional 10 days and will undergo further testing and monitoring.

Palau’s Bureau of Public Health personnel continues contact tracing and investigation of close contacts of these individuals.

• Five (5) of the seven (7) close contacts tested negative and will remain under quarantine before undergoing further testing on their day 10.

• The initial positive case tested negative and will remain in isolation before undergoing further testing on day 10.

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