Micronesia News

Monday, August 3, 2020

9 new COVID-19 cases in Guam

Nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 on the island, four of whom have a history of recent travel. For residents who want to get tested, the Department of Public Health and Social Services is hosting a community mass testing from 9 a.m. - noon today. The tests will be held at the Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church along Route 4 in Chalan Pago. In total, about 22,500 tests have been conducted since March. The infection rate remains steady at 1.6%, according to DPHSS. That's well below the threshold that officials have said would raise concern. According to the Joint Information Center, there were 692 tests conducted from July 31 to Aug. 1 at the DPHSS lab and its partners. DPHSS conducted 198 tests, Naval Hospital conducted 255 tests and Guam Memorial Hospital conducted 109 tests.
The Guam Daily Post

Friday, July 31, 2020

Two more test positive in CNMI

Two returning residents who recently flew in from Guam were confirmed positive for COVID-19 on their scheduled fifth day of testing yesterday, which brings the CNMI’s total number of cases to 42. Both CNMI residents were identified through the travel screening process and got their confirmed diagnosis during their scheduled fifth day of testing, as provided under the CNMI arrival protocol. Both individuals are in quarantine and were moved to the designated isolation area at Kanoa Resort where they will be closely monitored by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp., according to a Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and CHCC statement yesterday. It said that CHCC has already conducted the initial contact tracing for the two patients’ most immediate contacts, which include passengers on the same flight, close family members, friends, and associates.
Saipan Tribune

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