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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Guam

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Guam
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGuam
Arrival dateMarch 15, 2020
(2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases82[1]
Recovered7[2]
Deaths
3[1]
Official website
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services

The 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the United States territory of Guam on March 15, 2020.

Timeline

On March 15, 2020, the first three cases of COVID-19 in the territory were confirmed.[3]

The territory's first death from the virus, a 68-year-old woman with "multiple co-morbidities", was on March 22, 2020.[4]

On March 27, 2020, the territory had confirmed 45 positive Covid-19 cases out of 308 total tests.[5]

On March 31, 2020, the Governor's Press Secretary Krystal Paco-San Agustin confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus. Guam's Public Health Lab had tested 20 samples with the remaining 18 coming back negative.[6]

Daily cases Cumulative cases Daily deaths Cumulative deaths
15 March 2020 3 3
16 March 2020 3
17 March 2020 2 5
18 March 2020 3 8
19 March 2020 4 12
20 March 2020 2 14
21 March 2020 1 15
22 March 2020 12 27 1 1
23 March 2020 2 29 1
24 March 2020 3 32 1
25 March 2020 5 37 1
26 March 2020 8 45 1
27 March 2020 6 51 1
28 March 2020 4 55 1
29 March 2020 1 56 1
30 March 2020 2 58 1
31 March 2020 9 69 1 2
01 April 2020 8 77 1 3
02 April 2020 5 82 3

Prevention

On March 13, 2020, temperature taking began at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport.[7]

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero issued an executive order shutting down nonessential businesses and gatherings, effective March 20 at noon. The same day, Japan Airlines announced flights from Narita Airport would be suspended until April 24.[8]

On Thursday, March 26, the University of Guam announced that all classes were moving to an online or alternate format for the remainder of the spring semester. The University plans to complete the semester on its current schedule.[9]

On Saturday, March 28, United States President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for Guam that orders Federal assistance to supplement territory and local coronavirus recovery efforts.[10] The President also signed the national $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with approximately $111 million allocated to Guam.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. "Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center Map". Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center. Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Daily Post Staff. "7 people 'fully recovered' from COVID-19, however governor warns the 'worst is yet to come'". The Daily Guam Post. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Kaur, Anumita (March 15, 2020). "Governor: 3 on Guam confirmed positive for COVID-19". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Coronavirus: Guam confirms Pacific's first Covid-19 death". RNZ. March 22, 2020. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Delgado, Nick. "'There are tough days ahead': 45 of 308 test positive for COVID-19". The Guam Daily Post. The Guam Daily Post. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Two more Covid-19 cases in Guam". Radio New Zealand. March 31, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  7. ^ "Weeks after COVID-19 outbreaks, Guam airport starts fever scans". The Guam Daily Post. March 13, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Kaur, Anumita. "Guam seeks federal relief as shut down goes in effect and closures, cancellations continue". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Daily Post Staff. "UOG classes going online for semester". The Guam Daily Post. The Guam Daily Post. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Approves Guam Disaster Declaration". The White House. Retrieved March 30, 2020.

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