JIC #127: Zero positive out of 53 tested by DPHSS

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 53 individuals for COVID-19 on Friday, May 15, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 53 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

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 Friday, May 15, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Friday, May 15, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 15, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 15, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

2,506

128

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

0

865

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

564

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

335

1

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

N/A

74

0

Probable cases

1

N/A

5

AS OF 6:35 PM, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

Total reported on Friday, May 15:

1

Total negative cases (March 12 – May 15):

4,361

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 15):

 154

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

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

3Beginning April 15, 2020

This evening’s results include samples from clinics, the Guam Memorial Hospital, and samples from the COVID-19 expanded testing at public housing units for the elderly in Agat. DPHSS has targeted areas where infection may occur due to lack of access to health care and in facilities where the elderly reside.

To date, there have been 154 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths and 124 released from isolation. When a patient is released from isolation, he or she is no longer considered infectious. DPHSS uses CDC’s test-based criteria for releasing patients from isolation. This requires COVID-19 patients to have two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart before being released from isolation. All remaining cases are in isolation.

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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