Public Health says one new case of COVID-19 linked to ‘a significant cluster’

JIC #158

The latest news release from the Joint Information Center says that one of the 2 newly reported  cases of COVID-19 has been identified through contact tracing “with a significant cluster.”

The release does not reveal where the cluster is or whether it is a neighborhood,  business, civic or religious organization.

According to JIC #158, the other recently diagnosed case involved a person who had recently traveled to the continental United States and was identified while staying in one of the government quarantine hotels.

Both cases tested positive using the polymerase chain reaction or PCR test which identifies the actual coronavirus. And both were asymptomatic at the time of testing, showing no signs of the disease.

To date, there have been 177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Guam since mid-March when the outbreak began on island.

151 have been released from isolation and presumed recovered. 5 people have died.

There are 21 active cases of the disease on island now.