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Guam reports fifth Covid-19 related fatality

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HAGÅTÑA (Joint Information Center) — At approximately 6:55 p.m. Saturday, a 79-year-old woman with Covid-19 passed away at the Guam Memorial Hospital. The woman was initially admitted to GMH on April 10, 2020 and had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. The patient had no travel history.


“We mourn for everyone touched by this awful virus, and we send our deepest condolences to this woman’s family and friends. While no one can take away the pain felt by her loved ones, we can work to limit the damage it causes,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “What we face as an island isn’t easy. It’s painful and it is hard — but this virus will take even more from us if we aren’t committed to staying home and stopping the spread. In this Easter season, I pray that we all have the strength, courage, and wisdom to do what we must to prevent even more sadness,” she added.
Because test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day, the cumulative total from all labs, known at the time of release, will be reported on a nightly basis. The following breakdown provides Covid-19 test results for Saturday, April 11, 2020:


The Department of Public Health and Social Services tested 33 individuals for Covid-19 on Saturday, April 11, 2020 with conclusive results. Two tested positive through DPHSS and 31 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. One additional case has been confirmed through Diagnostic Laboratory Services or DLS.
The DPHSS overall count also includes cases of Covid-19 that have been clinically diagnosed, confirmed positive cases tested by the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, and confirmed positive cases through DLS.
To date, there are a total of 133 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 58 recoveries and 5 deaths. All 70 remaining cases are in isolation.
The Guam Public Health Laboratory will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. There will be no tests run. The GPHL will re-open on Monday. Physicians are reminded to follow storage requirements by ensuring specimens are refrigerated at 2-8°C. Commercial testing through the Diagnostic Laboratory Services is made available for patients who do not meet the criteria of the Guam Public Health Laboratory for priority group testing.

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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