JIC #114: Zero positive for COVID-19 out of 51 tested

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Out of 51 samples tested, 0 tested positive for COVID-19. To date, we have 151 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 123 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, unless unavailable. The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Thursday, May 7, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 7, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 7, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

2,217

127

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

0

742

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

378

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

181

0

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

29

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

4

TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

AS OF 10:40 PM, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020

151

1Beginning March 26, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020

3Beginning April 15, 2020

4Beginning April 23, 2020

5Beginning April 30, 2020

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 51 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, May 7, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 51 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. The results include samples from clinics, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, a quarantine facility, and an expanded community testing site. DPHSS has targeted areas where infection may occur due to lack of access to health care and in densely populated apartment complexes.

Everyone who has been swabbed for the COVID-19 test can expect to be notified of test results 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), Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), the Guam National Guard (GUNG), and Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

To date, there have been 151 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths and 123 released from isolation. When a patient is released from isolation, he or she is no longer considered infectious. DPHSS uses CDC’s test-based criteria for releasing patients from isolation. This requires COVID-19 patients to have two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart before being released from isolation.

All remaining cases are in isolation.

Some cases that were previously released from isolation have returned to active isolation status after re-testing positive for COVID-19 through follow-up testing. To date, no additional cases have been linked to people released from isolation. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.

Chålan Para Hinemlo’ – Pandemic Condition of Readiness Level 2 (PCOR2) Guidance

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has issued Guidance Memo 2020-07. The guidance identifies those businesses that have been identified to re-open and operate on a limited basis once Pandemic Condition of Readiness Level 2 (PCOR2) has been declared by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. Guam remains in PCOR1. Nonessential businesses may not operate until PCOR2 has been declared.

All businesses are to operate by implementing measures outlined in the Minimum Pandemic Workplace Operational Requirements issued by DPHSS. Submission of industry-specific operational guidelines/procedures/protocols may be submitted via email to PCOR2Plans@dphss.guam.gov and will be posted on the DPHSS website for public view.

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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