JIC #197: Five positive out of 319 tested by DPHSS; 1 case from DLS

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 319 individuals for COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 with conclusive results. Five tested positive through DPHSS and 314 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. Results include 174 samples from COVID-19 drive-through testing held at the Barrigada public square next to the old GPD Koban building on Tuesday and 126 samples from COVID-19 drive-through testing held at the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office and gymnasium today.

One case tested positive for COVID-19 through Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) and was reported earlier today.

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 Wednesday, June 24, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Confirmed on Wednesday, June 24

Samples Tested (June 24)

Samples Tested (June 23)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 24)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – June 24, 2020)

Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

5

319

198

5,995

158

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

0

N/A

11

1,595

51

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

1

N/A

23

1,295

9

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

N/A

34

1,552

5

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

N/A

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

N/A

0

353

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 10 PM, WEDNESDAY,

JUNE 24, 2020

Total Confirmed:

6

Total Samples Tested:

319

Total Samples Tested:

266

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 24):

10,807

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – June 24):

231

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

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

3Beginning April 15, 2020

To date, there have been a total of 231 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 174 released from isolation, and 52 active cases. Of those cases, 189 are classified as civilians, and 42 are military service members.

Criteria for release of cases from isolation was 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 the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. 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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