JIC # 69: 70 active cases of COVID-19 remain after a 5th death and 58 who have recovered

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The Joint Information Center Saturday night reports 1 more person died and 3 other people tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, April 11.

To date, of the 133 people on Guam who have tested positive 5 have died and 58 have recovered.  There are only 70 active cases now and they all remain in isolation.

JIC #69 reports that the latest victim of the disease is a 79 year old woman who died at approximately 6:55 p.m. Saturday evening at Guam Memorial Hospital from complications due to COVID-19.

“We mourn for everyone affected by this virus, and we send our condolences to this woman’s family and friends. While no one can take away the pain felt by her loved ones, we can work to limit the damage it causes,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said.

She added: “It’s painful and hard, but this virus will take even more from us if we aren’t committed to staying home and stopping the spread. In this Easter season, I pray that we all have the courage and wisdom to do what we must to prevent even more sadness.”

The woman was admitted to GMH on April 10. She had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. The patient had no travel history.

Because test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day, the cumulative total from all labs, known at the time of release, will be reported on a nightly basis. The following breakdown provides COVID-19 test results for Saturday, April 11, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases (March 14 – April 11, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GHPL)

2

116

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)

0

11

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

1

4

Clinically diagnosed cases

0

2

TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

AS OF 9:40 PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020

133

 

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 33 individuals for COVID-19 on Saturday, April 11, 2020 with conclusive results. Two tested positive through DPHSS and 31 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. One additional case has been confirmed through Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

The DPHSS overall count also includes cases of COVID-19 that have been clinically diagnosed, confirmed positive cases tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, and confirmed positive cases through DLS.

The Guam Public Health Laboratory will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. There will be no tests run. The GPHL will re-open on Monday. Physicians are reminded to follow storage requirements by ensuring specimens are refrigerated at 2-8°C. Commercial testing through the Diagnostic Laboratory Services is made available for patients who do not meet the criteria of the Guam Public Health Laboratory for priority group testing.

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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