By Pacific Island Times News Staff
4 test positive out of 492
Four new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 492 tests performed on Friday, April 23 by the Department of Public Health and Social Services mostly on the staff and patrons of A-Class Lounge and The Tsubaki Tower.
The A-Class and Trubaki clusters were identified by health authorities following contact tracing which indicated that the Covid-19 transmissions originated from a basketball game and Easter Sunday gatherings.
To date, there have been a total of 7,915 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 136 deaths, 67 cases in active isolation, and 7,712 not in active isolation. The CAR score is 1.0.
The community is reminded to remain vigilant:
Health authorities advised staff and patrons who were at the A-Class Lounge on or after April 7 and staff and guests who were at The Tsubaki Tower between April 14 – 18 to monitor for symptoms and get tested.
Covid-19 symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends individuals get tested between five to seven days after exposure to a positive Covid-19 case. DPHSS encourages staff, guests, and patrons to follow these recommended guidelines. If you develop any of the symptoms described above, contact your medical provider, or call 311 option 1 for more information. If your symptoms are severe, seek medical attention immediately or call 911.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) will offer free COVID-19 testing to staff and patrons of A-Class Lounge and The Tsubaki Tower at the locations and times below: