JIC #136: Zero positive out of 24 tested by DPHSS

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 24 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 24 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

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 21, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 21, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 21, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

2,645

139

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

0

920

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

720

6

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

509

1

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

N/A

88

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

5

AS OF 9:55 PM, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020

Total reported on Thursday, May 21:

0

Total negative cases (March 12 – May 21):

4,899

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 21):

 165

1Beginning March 26, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020

3Beginning April 15, 2020

 

To date, there have been 165 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths and 125 released from isolation. Cases are released from isolation under the following conditions: resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND improvement in respiratory symptoms AND negative results from two consecutive respiratory specimens collected at least 24 hours apart. Cases that test positive for COVID-19 through follow-up testing return to active isolation. All remaining cases are in isolation.

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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