20-plus out of quarantine today


The first batch of individuals who were quarantined at the Kanoa Resort Saipan two weeks ago and later transferred to the Pacific Island Club Saipan quarantine site will be released today, according to one of the affected individuals.

The individual, who was part of the first batch of arrivals from Guam back in March 23, said that about 20 or 25 of them who arrived on Saipan at the same time will be released from PIC today, having already completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

Saipan Tribune tried to have this confirmed with press secretary Kevin Bautista yesterday but, as of 6pm press time, he said he has no information about the release and would need to double check with the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force.

The individual, who requested anonymity, said that they were supposed to be released on Sunday, since it marked their 14th day in quarantine, but since the last batch of passengers via United Airlines arrived from Guam yesterday, their release was delayed.

The delay was allegedly intended to keep the new arrivals from crossing paths with those who have already completed the 14-day quarantine requirement.

The individual said that those who were not showing symptoms of COVID-19 were transferred to PIC over the weekend and those who tested positive or are showing symptoms of the virus remained at Kanoa Resort.

COVID-19 in Guam

According to a Joint Information Center release, the Department of Public Health and Social Services tested 19 individuals for COVID-19 last Saturday and six tested positive while 13 tested negative.

As of April 4, a total of 93 cases tested positive with 23 patients recovered. Guam’s total COVID-19 deaths rose to four over the weekend.

Currently, of the 93 positive cases, 46 are stable, 20 are still hospitalized, 23 have recovered, and four have died. Of these cases, 44 are female and 49 are male.

Most of Guam’s COVID-19 known positive cases have epidemiological links to other confirmed cases. Profiles of the 93 confirmed cases include reports of nine positive confirmed cases received from the U.S. Naval Hospital that were tested through the Department of Defense and sent off island.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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