JIC #107: Two positive for COVID-19 out of 81 tested by DPHSS

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Of the 81 samples tested on Sunday, May 3, with conclusive results, 2 tested positive for COVID-19. To date, we have 150 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 126 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 Sunday, May 3, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 3, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 3, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GHPL)

2

1,967

126

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

0

664

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

378

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

116

0

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

10

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

4

TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

AS OF 8:20 PM, SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020

150

1Beginning March 26, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020

3Beginning April 15, 2020

4Beginning April 23, 2020

5Beginning April 30, 2020

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 81 individuals for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 3, 2020 with conclusive results. Two tested positive through DPHSS and 79 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. The results include samples from clinics, hospitals, the quarantine facility, and samples from the COVID-19 expanded testing at the Hemlani Apartments in Harmon. DPHSS has targeted areas where infection may occur due to lack of access to health care, and densely populated apartment complexes.

Everyone who has been swabbed for the COVID-19 test can expect to be notified of test results from either their provider if samples were taken in a clinic or hospital or by DPHSS health care staff if samples were taken during the DPHSS community expanded testing.

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, 150 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided, with 5 deaths and 126 released from isolation. When a patient is released from isolation, he or she is no longer considered infectious. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research and published guidelines, a patient is released from isolation after at least 72 hours have passed without a fever or additional respiratory issues and at least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 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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