23 Apr 2020

One more Guam Covid-19 infection as FSM stays case free

1:05 pm on 23 April 2020

Guam has one more positive Covid-19 case, taking the numbers there to 137.

It was Guam's first case since Friday.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said the positive test came through US Naval Hospital.

Five people have died from the virus in the US territory.

119 people have recovered from Covid-19.

FSM's Yap remains case-free

Covid-19 test results from three people of interest in the Micronesian state of Yap have all come back negative.

This included those from a male patient who died from pneumonia and coronavirus-like symptoms.

Kaselehlie Press reported the three clear results and another from the state of Pohnpei meant the Federated States of Micronesia had no confirmed Covid-19 cases.

However, the Micronesian government was urging people not to get complacent as the FSM has not been declared Covid-19 free.

It said social distancing and good hygiene practices remained the best prevention.

Colonia, the Capital of the state of Yap.

Colonia, the Capital of the state of Yap. Photo: NOAA

More people recover from Covid-19 in CNMI

The numbers of Covid-19 cases now cleared in the Northern Marianas continued to grow with two more patients recovered from the coronavirus.

However the health authorities still strongly advised the 11 recovered patients to continue practising social distancing as they could still have the virus in their system.

To date the CNMI has confirmed 14 Covid-19 cases, including two deaths.

The CNMI government was currently finalising plans to implement free mass testing throughout the commonwealth.

The CNMI also continued to receive more supplies with 26 ventilators, medical supplies, and UV lights for infection control shipped from Long Beach, California this week.