BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 infections spike



By Johnnie Rosario

johnnie@kanditnews.com


(Yigo, Guam) Nearly half of the tests read today with conclusive results came back positive for Covid-19. At 11 p.m. Sunday, the Governor's Office announced that 19 more people have Coronavirus, bringing the island's total infection count to 112.


Of those in the count, 23 have recovered, and four died (previously reported).


Forty-five tests were run, but only 38 had conclusive results. Of those results, 17 came back positive. The Governor's Office announced an additional two cases "clinically diagnosed as Covid-19," said governor's spokeswoman Krystal Paco.


"This means that although these individuals tested negative, they have imaging findings consistent with the virus, and that they have epidemiological links to confirmed cases. Because of this, they will be treated as Covid-19 confirmed cases." - Ms. Paco


This is the largest one-day increase in the infection count since the virus was reported in Guam in mid-March. The addition of 19 on top of the previous total count of 93 is a 20 percent increase in a single day.

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