Some COVID-19 positive patients recovering from home

Guam Memorial Hospital Administrator Lillian Perez-Posadas. (PNC file photo)

There are now 12 positive cases of COVID-19 on Guam. The Joint Information Center last night announced 4 new confirmed cases of the disease.

GMH Administrator Lillian Perez-Posadas told PNC News that not all 12 of those confirmed cases are at the public hospital. Some of them have chosen to remain at home and recover there.

In a special address yesterday, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero announced that the Skilled Nursing Unit in Barrigada Heights has now been officially converted into the COVID-19 Isolation Center.

Perez-Posadas said one patient from GMH was transferred to the SNU yesterday. Others were moved into the facility today.

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“Of the 12, they are not all in the hospital. Some of them choose to stay home and do home isolation. Not all of the 12 are here in the hospital. We moved one COVID patient up to the SNU yesterday. We moved one today. And there are several, about 2 or 3 others that we will move up later,” Posadas said.

She acknowledged that a couple of the COVID-19 cases are critical but stable. All the others she said are in stable condition.