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Guam: 8 children positive for Covid-19, 31 adults recovered

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HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post/Joint Information Center) — Two more children have been tested and confirmed positive for Covid-19, officials said during Wednesday’s update.


Department of Public Health and Social Services Director Linda Unpingco-DeNorcey said the two children fall within the 10-19 age group. One child is believed to have contracted the respiratory illness during recent travel.
The second child is believed to have been infected during a hotel birthday party.
Public Health did not release information on when the party was held and how many attended the function.
There are 8 children who have tested positive.
DeNorcey also reported that 31 people have recovered from the virus.
In opening remarks, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero encouraged residents to stay at home and to keep celebrations to those within the household.
Noting the Easter holiday, which typically is celebrated with family and community gatherings through the week, the governor acknowledged that the stay-at-home mandate is not easy but noted it’s not forever.
Covid-19 has altered our daily lives, she said. “But the more residents stay and home and reduce contact with others outside of the household the less the virus will spread and the sooner the public health emergency can be lifted.”
Test results
On Wednesday, the Joint Information Center said DPHSS tested 34 individuals for Covid-19 with conclusive results. One tested positive through DPHSS and 33 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.
The DPHSS overall count also includes an additional two cases of Covid-19 that have been clinically diagnosed. While these cases have tested negative, they have imaging findings consistent with Covid-19, display typical Covid-19 symptoms, have epidemiological links to previously confirmed cases, and are being treated as Covid-19 cases. The overall count also includes 11 positive cases that were tested by the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego and one confirmed positive case through Diagnostic Laboratory Services.
As of Wednesday evening, a total of 123 cases tested positive and two were clinically diagnosed with 31 recoveries and four deaths. All 90 remaining cases are in isolation.

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