One thousand eighty-six (1,086) test kits were sent Thursday night to Guam as donations to help Guam with its testing of COVID-19 virus. Guam has had 136 new cases on Wednesday raising number of active cases to 676 and two more deaths raising number to 9 deaths as result of COVID-19. Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero had extended PCOR1 restrictions which were scheduled to end today.
The 1,086 test kits are made for Abbot ID machine which is what Guam uses according to Gaafar Uherbelau, of the EOC, Ministry of Health. Palau fortunately had received thousands of test kits and due to limited entry into the country, only 1,757 tests have been conducted.
“The test kits are for Abbot ID machines and will expire in two months if they are not used,” reported Uherbelau.
Since Guam started testing in March, there has been 1,120 cases found, 676 of which are active.
So far, there has been no known case of a Palauan in Guam contracting COVID-19 virus said President Remengesau. Guam hosts over 6,000 Palauans and have close relationship with Palau.

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