JIC #145: Two test positive for COVID-19 by DPHSS; 1 confirmed probable case

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 64 individuals for COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 with conclusive results. Two tested positive through DPHSS and 62 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

One new probable case of COVID-19 was reported to DPHSS. The case tested positive through serology testing at Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) and was classified as a probable case.

To date, there have been 169 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths and 139 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 Tuesday, May 26, 2020:

Laboratory

Reported on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 26, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 26, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

2

2,885

141

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

0

1,044

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

833

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

639

2

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

97

0

Probable cases

1

N/A

6

AS OF 8:30 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020

Total reported on Tuesday, May 26:

3

Total negative cases (March 12 – May 26):

5,515

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 26):

 169

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

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

3Beginning April 15, 2020

New criteria for release of cases from isolation were implemented on May 22. For persons having symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and any other symptoms attributed to COVID-19 infection AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared—or, with recurrent symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recurrent symptoms appeared—AND at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test. For persons without symptoms, at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

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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