JIC #77: Zero test positive for COVID-19

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Out of 11 samples tested through DPHSS, 0 tested positive. To date, we have 135 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 86 recoveries.

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. The following breakdown provides COVID-19 test results for Thursday, April 16, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – April 16, 2020)

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

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GHPL)

0

743

116

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)

0

N/A

11

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)*

0

144

5

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory**

0

13

0

Clinically diagnosed cases

0

N/A

3

TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

AS OF 9:40 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020

135

* Beginning March 31, 2020

** Beginning April 15, 2020

 

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 11 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 16, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 11 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

The DPHSS overall count also includes cases of COVID-19 that have been clinically diagnosed and confirmed positive cases tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA), and Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

To date, 135 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided, with 5 deaths and 86 recoveries. Recovery means a patient is no longer considered infectious. According to CDC research and published guidelines, a patient is classified as recovered after at least 72 hours have passed without fever or additional respiratory issues and at least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared. All 44 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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