119 new cases of COVID-19; 2 more GDOE workers test positive

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An additional 119 cases of COVID-19 were officially reported to DPHSS today. These 119 cases were confirmed over a four day period, between October 30 – November 2, 2020.

From October 30 – November 2, a total of 184 new cases of COVID-19 were officially reported. Sixty-five (65) of these cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, October 31, Sunday, November 1, and Monday, November 2, 2020 and reflect results reported from DPHSS. The breakdown of reporting to DPHSS by day is as follows:

  • 100 on October 30

  • 31 on October 31

  • 13 on November 1

  • 40 on November 2

Of the 184 cases, 44 cases were identified through contact tracing. Twelve (12) cases reported recent travel—11 from the U.S. and one from the Philippines—and were identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 4,812 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 80 deaths, 1,511 cases in active isolation, and 3,221 not in active isolation.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) releases the official COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report on weekdays. Cases officially reported to DPHSS on Monday reflect results confirmed from Friday to Sunday.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and reflects results from Friday, October 30 – Monday, November 2, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, November 3

New Tests Reported on Tuesday, November 3

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – November 2)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – November 2, 2020)

Samples tested on November 2

Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

12

117

33,448

2,472

Samples tested from October 30 – November 2

Department of Defense (DoD)

8

190

8,122

557

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

38

342

9,044

771

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

7

106

5,871

341

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

14

170

4,275

261

Private Clinics

25

287

2,942

344

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

15

152

497

64

AS OF 11 PM, TUESDAY,

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

Total Confirmed:

119

Total Samples Tested:

1,364

Total Negative Tests:

64,216

Total COVID-19 Cases:

4,812

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

AS OF NOVEMBER 3, 2020

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

82

9

3

94

IN ICU

16

4

2

22

ON VENTILATOR

5

4

1

10

 

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENCE

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

EPI LINK TO COVID-19 CASE4

Stable:     1,417

Released: 3,221

Deaths:         80

Female: 2,257

Male:     2,555

North:           2,600

Central:        1,290

South:             610

Homeless:        04

Non-resident:   73

U.S.:             181

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Mexico:          01

Philippines:    29

Singapore:      01

Identified in Quarantine3: 183

90+:            10

80-89:         38

70-79:       139

60-69:       398

50-59:       685

40-49:       709

30-39:       893

20-29:    1,111

10-19:       520

0-9:           309

Household:   1,341

Community:    804

Workplace:      419

Healthcare:        66

1Hospitalization rate is based on intake numbers reported to the JIC. This number may be subject to change.

2Some cases traveled to more than one country

3Includes home/self-quarantine and quarantine in a Government of Guam facility

4 Some cases have more than one link to other COVID-19 cases.

Two GDOE Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) received notification that two GDOE workers tested positive for COVID-19, including one GDOE employee and one contractual worker. These cases were identified at Astumbo Elementary School and the GDOE Tiyan headquarters. Both were identified through contact tracing efforts.

The GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and any close contacts of the confirmed cases will be contacted directly. Areas of the campuses and offices will be cleaned and disinfected as needed. Hard copy packet and food distribution will not be interrupted.

GBHWC Crisis Hotline

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline that is available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or are needing to talk to someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

(JIC Release No. 430)

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