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  • Writer's pictureBy Pacific Island Times News Staff

6 new Covid cases reported, DOE students test positive

Six new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 530 tests performed Wednesday, June 2.

Three cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 8,193 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 139 deaths, 63 cases in active isolation, and 7,991 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.5.

On June 1, a Project U Youth Participant had tested positive for Covid-19. The positive case was identified when the youth participant was transported to Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) relative to an injury the participant sustained while playing. Upon arrival at GMH, the youth participant was tested for Covid-19 which yielded positive results.

The Guam Police Department has temporarily suspended the youth summer program and is working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), the youth participants and their families, and Project U's Safe School Partners to perform contact tracing.

On June 2, the Guam Department of Education confirmed three cases in which three individuals tested positive for Covid-19. Two individuals have been identified as students at F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School.

The third individual has been identified as a student at John F. Kennedy High School. In collaboration with DPHSS, GDOE has contacted these individuals. These individuals will be placed in quarantine and/or isolation until they are cleared by DPHSS. Regular hours of operation will continue at the respective school campuses.

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