JIC #116: Zero test positive out of 46 tested

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Out of 46 samples tested on Friday, May 8, 0 tested positive for COVID-19. To date, we have 151 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 122 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 Friday, May 8, 2020:

 

Laboratory

Reported on Friday, May 8, 2020

Total Negative Cases

(March 12 – May 8, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – May 8, 2020)

DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

0

2,261

127

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

0

751

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

38

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

4

AS OF 10:20 PM, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020

Total reported on Friday, May 8:

0

Total negative cases (March 12 – May 8):

3,626

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – May 8):

 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 46 individuals for COVID-19 on Friday, May 8, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 46 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. The results include samples from clinics, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, and a quarantine facility.

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 122 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.

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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