JIC #189: DPHSS reports zero positive FRIDAY out of 273 tested; DoD reports 7 cases

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JIC #189

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 273 individuals for COVID-19 on Friday, June 19, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 273 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. Results include 246 samples from COVID-19 drive-through testing held at the St. Anthony church grounds in Tamuning on Thursday.

Seven additional cases tested positive for COVID-19 through the Department of Defense (DoD) and were reported earlier today. Since Friday, June 12, fifteen cases total of COVID-19 have been identified among service members in a unit deployed to Andersen Air Force Base (AFB).

All service members assigned to the unit were rapidly placed in isolation and have since been relocated to Andersen AFB where they are under medical observation in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols. Restriction of movement procedures are enforced to those self-quarantining and Andersen AFB is working to test all members of the deployed unit. Andersen AFB, working with DPHSS, continues to conduct contact tracing.

Andersen AFB is complying with all DoD travel restrictions and clearance processes and is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all service members, civilians, families, and the community.

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 Friday, June 19, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Confirmed on Friday, June 19

Samples Tested (June 19)

Samples Tested (June 18)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 19)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – June 19, 2020)

Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

273

320

5,377

151

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

7

N/A

66

1,445

29

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

N/A

28

1,218

7

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

N/A

33

1,378

5

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

N/A

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

N/A

0

353

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 8:55 PM, FRIDAY,

JUNE 19, 2020

Total Confirmed:

7

Total Samples Tested:

273

Total Samples Tested:

447

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 19):

9,788

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – June 19):

200

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 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 173 released from isolation, and 22 active cases. New criteria for release of cases from isolation were implemented on May 22.

For persons having symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and any other symptoms attributed to COVID-19 infection AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared—or, with recurrent symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since recurrent symptoms appeared—AND at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test.

For persons without symptoms, at least 14 days have passed since the date of their first (or most recent) positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

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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