JIC #102: Only 1 positive out of 232 tested

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Out of 232 samples tested with conclusive results, 1 tested positive for COVID-19. To date, we have 146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths and 131 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 cumulative COVID-19 test results for Thursday, April 30, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – April 30, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – April 30, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GHPL)

1

1,496

122

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

0

N/A

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

358

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

91

0

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

4

TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

AS OF 11:50 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020

146

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 232 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, 2020 with conclusive results. One tested positive through DPHSS and 231 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. The results include samples from clinics, hospitals, quarantine, remaining samples from the COVID-19 expanded testing in Astumbo, Dededo on April 29, and samples from testing conducted today in Mangilao.

Everyone who has been swabbed for the COVID-19 test can expect to be notified of their results within 24 to 48 hours after samples were taken. Notification will come from either their provider if samples were taken in a clinic or hospital or by DPHSS health care staff if samples were taken during the DPHSS community expanded testing.

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 (DLS).

To date, 146 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided, with 5 deaths and 131 released from isolation. When a patient is released from isolation, he 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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