JIC #149: One tests positive for COVID-19 by DPHSS

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 62 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, May 28, 2020 with conclusive results. One tested positive through DPHSS and 61 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 Thursday, May 28, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Confirmed on Thursday, May 28

Samples Tested

(May 27)

Samples Tested (May 28)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – May 28)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 28, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

1

64

62

3,010

143

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

0

26

N/A

1,076

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

25

N/A

852

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

22

N/A

723

2

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

N/A

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

6

N/A

112

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

AS OF 9:05 PM, THURSDAY,

MAY 28, 2020

Total Confirmed on Thursday, May 28:

1

Total Samples Tested

May 27:

143

Total Samples Tested

May 28:

62

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – May 28):

5,515

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 28):

 172

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 172 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 143 released from isolation, and 24 active cases. New criteria for release of cases from isolation were implemented on May 22. For persons having symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever- reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and any other symptoms attributed to COVID-19 infection AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared—or, with recurrent symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recurrent symptoms appeared—AND at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test. For persons without symptoms, at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

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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