Two Palau residents on Guam test positive for COVID-19

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Two Palau residents in quarantine on Guam tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Palau Ministry of Health, the two positive cases were among the 84 Palau residents who were tested for COVID-19 on Guam.

Since testing positive, the two patients were transferred to a separate isolation site and are now under the care of the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS).

The National Emergency Committee (NEC) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently in communication with and working with Guam Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Guam to provide support to the residents.

A United Airlines flight chartered to bring the stranded Palau residents back home has been rescheduled to give Guam Public Health time to perform contact tracing and investigation.

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