1 more death, 3 new COVID-19 cases; 70 active cases

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For now, Public Health has zero evidence of the new COVID strains on island. (CDC photo)

The Joint Information Center on Saturday night announced the death of a 5th person from complications due to COVID-19.

The victim was a 79 year old woman who died at Guam Memorial Hospital at 6:55 PM Saturday evening. She had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease.

JIC release #69 also reports two more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of 32 tests conducted. One additional case was confirmed by Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

That raises the total number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 on Guam to 133.  However only 70 people have active cases of COVID-19 after 58 people recovered and 5 died.

Out of 33 samples tested via DPHSS, 2 tested positive for COVID-19. 1 Addi s case was reported from DLS. To date, there are a total of 133 confirmed cases with 58 recoveries and five deaths.

Test Results from April 11, 2020 

Because test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day, the cumulative total from all labs, known at the time of release, will be reported on a nightly basis. The following breakdown provides COVID-19 test results for Saturday, April 11, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases (March 14 – April 11, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GHPL)

2

116

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)

0

11

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

1

4

Clinically diagnosed cases

0

2

TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

AS OF 9:40 PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020

133

 

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 33 individuals for COVID-19 on Saturday, April 11, 2020 with conclusive results. Two tested positive through DPHSS and 31 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. One additional case has been confirmed through Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

The DPHSS overall count also includes cases of COVID-19 that have been clinically diagnosed, confirmed positive cases tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, and confirmed positive cases through DLS.

To date, there are a total of 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 58 recoveries and 5 deaths. All 70 remaining cases are in isolation.

The Guam Public Health Laboratory will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. There will be no tests run. The GPHL will re-open on Monday. Physicians are reminded to follow storage requirements by ensuring specimens are refrigerated at 2-8°C. Commercial testing through the Diagnostic Laboratory Services is made available for patients who do not meet the criteria of the Guam Public Health Laboratory for priority group testing.

Sources of official information

The Joint Information Center is aware of viral unverified messages circulating on social media and chat groups. The community is reminded to only share verified, official information with others. Visit the following links for the most up-to-date information:

CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
DPHSS website: https://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19
GHS/OCD website: https://ghs.guam.gov/coronavirus-covid-19

The Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the most up to date information to the community through Short Message Service (SMS) text alert capabilities.

The community can expect to receive text messages from either a 311 phone number or (671) 478-0208. The message received will reiterate official JIC press releases. This is not a scam and is part of the overall effort to enhance communication. The JIC recognizes the SMS text messages as just one form of communication and utilizes multiple to release information:

Joint Information Center email distribution list. To subscribe, email media.distro@guam.gov.

Also, visit the following for updated information:

DPHSS Website: http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/
GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/coronavirus-covid-19
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/govlouguam
GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
Contact the COVID-10 Hotline from a local number: Dial 311
Contact the Joint Information Center: (671) 478-0208/09/10

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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