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BREAKING NEWS: 2 new cases; profiles released: 2 in their 30s

By Nancy I. Maanao

(Tumon, Guam) The Governor's Office is reporting there are two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a new total of 14 cases. The Governor's Office also has released a profile of the confirmed cases thus far.

The following is a news release from the Governor's Office:

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 19 individuals for COVID-19 on Friday, March 20, 2020. Two tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and 17 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

A total of 100 tests were performed from March 12, 2020 through March 20, 2020 with conclusive results. To date, a total of 14 cases tested positive and 86 cases tested negative for COVID-19. All 14 confirmed cases remain in isolation.

The Government of Guam (GovGuam) is aggressively implementing its planned COVID-19 response to identify and contain transmission of COVID-19 in Guam. With any change in status, anticipate timely notification. As part of the response, Public Health officials may be calling residents from a local landline or mobile phone number to obtain further information. This is not a scam. DPHSS does not ask for any financial details during the call.

Profiles of Earlier Confirmed Cases

Most of Guam COVID-19 known positive cases have epidemiological links to other confirmed cases. Of the previous 12 confirmed cases, not including confirmed cases from today:

Five (5) are of the ages 60 and above;

Two (2) are in their 50s;

Three (3) are in their 40s;

Two (2) are in their 30s;

Five (5) of the 12 cases are travel related.

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