130 test positive for COVID-19, including 2 more from GDOE

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The Joint Information Center has reported 130 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 20.

To date, there have been a total of 3,886 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 67 deaths, 1,466 cases in active isolation and 2,354 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 3,601 are classified as civilians and 285 are military service members.

Of the 130 new cases, 22 were identified through contact tracing. Five cases reported recent travel: three from the United States and two from the Philippines and were identified in quarantine.

Results include yesterday’s Rapid Engagement Team outreach in Yigo. Of the 131 samples collected, 36 were positive for COVID-19.

As of October 20, there have been 67 COVID-19-related fatalities. Though one recently confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified and reported deceased by the Joint Information Center today, it will not be officially included in the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) COVID-19 Situation Report until tomorrow, October 21.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Tuesday, October 20 and reflects results from Monday, October 19:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, October 20

Samples Tested on Monday, October 19

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 20)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 20, 2020)

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

80

457

30,115

2,036

Department of Defense (DoD)

4

45

7,447

507

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

18

202

7,958

617

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

4

43

5,453

289

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

6

73

3,539

196

Private Clinics

15

134

2,069

222

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

3

3

22

17

AS OF 8 PM, TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 20, 2020

Total Confirmed:

130

Total Samples Tested:

957

Total Negative Tests:

56,620

Total COVID-19 Cases:

3,886

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    3,601

Military:       285

Stable:          1,395

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              59

         ICU:         13
Ventilator:  5

  GRMC:             7

          ICU:          1

  Naval Hospital: 4
ICU:          3

          Ventilator: 1

Released:     2,354

Deaths:             67

Female: 1,821

Male:    2,065

North:        2,200

Central:      1,016

South:           481

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 96

U.S.:               152

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Mexico:           01

Philippines:     27

Singapore:       01

Identified in Quarantine3:   152

90+:              08

80-89:           35

70-79:         111

60-69:         312

50-59:         558

40-49:         585

30-39:         733

20-29:         879

10-19:         416

0-9:             249

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

Two GDOE Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that two GDOE employees tested positive for COVID-19. One case was identified at Jose Rios Middle School and another at Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School. Both cases 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 by DPHSS.

Areas of both campuses have been cleaned and disinfected as needed. Hard copy packet and food distribution will continue uninterrupted.

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.

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