JIC # 146: One more probable case of COVID-19 reported by GRMC

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One new probable case of COVID-19 was reported to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) from the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC).

To date, there have been 170 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5
deaths, 143 released from isolation, and 22 active cases. As this is an evolving situation,
information is subject to change with little to no notice.

 

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day.

Cumulative test results will be provided this evening once all tests from today are finalized.

For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and
Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

Guidance for Facial Coverings 

The CDC recommends that cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Pediatrician Dr. Michael Um, from the Physicians Advisory Group, recommends that facial
coverings should not be put on children and babies under the age of two because facial
coverings on toddlers and babies may cause suffocation.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends parents and guardians practice proper hygiene around children by frequent hand washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes. Parents and guardians should use facial coverings and practicing social distancing when going out in public.