Naval Hospital Guam has run several COVID-19 tests on patients of the facility, PNC has learned. All the tests have so far come back negative.
In a statement to the Pacific News Center, Lt. Cmdr. Rick Moore, spokesperson for Joint Region Marianas said, “Out of an abundance of caution, Naval Hospital Guam has collected samples for COVID-19 testing. All tests are negative.”
When asked how many samples had been tested and over what time period, Moore said he could not discuss the specifics.
“What I can say is that U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam has specimen kits that can be used to collect a sample to be sent to laboratories at Naval Research Health Centre in San Diego,” said Moore.
Moore went on to say, “At this time, there are no indications that any U.S. military personnel on Guam have been affected by COVID-19.”