JIC #153: Zero positive out of 6 tested by DPHSS; 1 positive reported by DLS

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 6 individuals for COVID-19 on Saturday, May 30, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 6 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. Only six samples were received.

One positive case was reported by the Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

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 Saturday, May 30, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Confirmed on Saturday, May 30

Samples Tested

(May 30)

Samples Tested (May 29)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – May 30)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 30, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

6

77

3,094

143

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

0

N/A

N/A

1,076

14

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

1

N/A

N/A

869

7

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

N/A

N/A

754

2

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

N/A

N/A

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

N/A

N/A

119

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

AS OF 5:05 PM, SATURDAY,

MAY 30, 2020

Total Confirmed on Saturday, May 30:

1

Total Samples Tested

May 30:

6

Total Samples Tested

May 29:

77

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – May 30):

5,929

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 30):

 173

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 173 cases confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided with 5 deaths, 144 released from isolation, and 24 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.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues

DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies continue expanded COVID-19 testing next week. Testing is free and open to the public. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. If your village is not listed, please proceed to a neighboring village for testing. Please bring an I.D., if one is available. The expanded testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing:

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Yigo Gym

    • Free and open to Yigo residents

  • Friday, June 5, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Sinajana Mayor’s office

    • Free and open to Sinajana residents

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the DPHSS Southern Regional Community Health Center parking lot, Inarajan

    • Free and open to Inarajan residents

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Mongmong-Toto-Maite Community Center, Aragon St., across Toto church

    • Free and open to Mongmong-Toto-Maite residents

  • Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Merizo Senior Center

    • Free and open to Merizo residents

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Piti Mayor’s Office

    • Free and open to Piti residents

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Santa Rita Senior Center

    • Free and open to Santa Rita residents

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church grounds, Tamuning

    • Free and open to Tamuning and Tumon residents

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your health care provider. If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call any of the Community Health Centers or the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline Phone Numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance from clinicians, or call 311 and dial option number 1.

  • (671) 480-7859

  • (671) 480-6760/3

  • (671) 480-7883

  • (671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)

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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