JIC #128: Zero positive out of four tested by DPHSS

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested four individuals for COVID-19 on Saturday, May 16, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and four 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 Saturday, May 16, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 16, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 16, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

2,510

128

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

0

888

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

587

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

364

1

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

N/A

88

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

5

AS OF 6:25 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

Total reported on Saturday, May 16:

0

Total negative cases (March 12 – May 16):

4,365

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 16):

 154

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 154 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths and 126 released from isolation. Cases are released from isolation under the following conditions: resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND improvement in respiratory symptoms AND negative results from two consecutive respiratory specimens collected at least 24 hours apart. Cases that test positive for COVID-19 through follow-up testing return to active isolation. All remaining cases are in isolation.

Updated GPHL Hours of Operation

Effective Saturday, May 16, 2020, The Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL) hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on holidays. Specimens must be delivered to GPHL no later than 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Physicians are reminded to follow storage requirements by ensuring specimens are refrigerated at 2-8°C up to 72 hours, freeze if longer than 72 hours.

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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