JIC #94: Zero positive out of 37 tested by DPHSS

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Out of 37 samples tested on Sunday, April 26, 0 tested positive for COVID-19. To date, we have 141 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 128 released from isolation.

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 cumulative COVID-19 test results for Sunday, April 26, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Sunday, April 26, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – April 26, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – April 26, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GHPL)

0

1,008

118

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

0

N/A

13

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

301

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

61

0

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

4

TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

AS OF 9:25 PM, SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020

141

1Beginning March 26, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020

3Beginning April 15, 2020

4Beginning April 23, 2020

 

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 37 individuals for COVID-19 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 37 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. The results include the remaining samples from the COVID-19 Pilot Project testing site in Astumbo, Dededo.

The DPHSS overall count also includes probable cases of COVID-19 and confirmed positive cases tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA), the Guam National Guard (GUNG), and Diagnostic Laboratory Services.

To date, 141 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided, with 5 deaths and 128 released from isolation. When a patient is released from isolation, her or she is no longer considered infectious. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research and published guidelines, a patient is released from isolation after at least 72 hours have passed without a fever or additional respiratory issues and at least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 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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