JIC #199: 15 new COVID cases, 14 reported by Public Health, 1 more reported by a private clinic

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JIC #199

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 309 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, June 25, and 14 people were found to be positive.

One additional case was found to be positive at the Department of Corrections.

Results include 256 samples from COVID-19 drive-through testing held at the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office and gymnasium on Wednesday.

Over 500 specimens were collected at today’s COVID-19 drive-through testing in Yona and will be tested on Friday.

To date, there have been a total of 245 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 174 released from isolation, and 66 active cases. Of those cases, 203 are classified as civilians, and 42 are military service members.

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The cumulative total from all labs will be reported on a nightly basis, unless unavailable. The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Thursday, June 25, 2020:

Laboratory

Confirmed on Thursday, June 25

Samples Tested (June 25)

Samples Tested (June 24)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 25)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – June 25, 2020)

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

14

309

319

6,290

172

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)1/U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam2

0

N/A

0

1,595

51

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

N/A

14

1,309

9

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

N/A

48

1,600

5

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

N/A

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

N/A

9

362

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 9:15 PM, THURSDAY,

JUNE 25, 2020

Total Confirmed:

14

Total Samples Tested:

309

Total Samples Tested:

390

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – June 25):

11,173

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – June 25):

245

1Beginning March 26, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020
2Beginning March 31, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020
3Beginning April 15, 2020

DOC Employee Tests Positive

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, an employee of the Department of Corrections (DOC) did not report for duty because of potential illness. On Thursday, June 25, 2020, this employee went to a clinic and tested positive for COVID-19.

DPHSS is aware of the confirmed case and has launched its contact investigation. DOC remains committed to the safety of all staff and prisoners and will continue to work with DPHSS to take every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within prison facilities.

In accordance with reporting protocols with private clinics, this case will be reflected in Guam’s overall case count on Friday.

COVID-19 Testing Available Tuesday in Mangilao

DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors’ Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, is offering drive-through and walk-in COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, June 30.

Testing is free and open to the public while supplies last. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. Please bring an I.D., if one is available.

COVID-19 Drive-Through and Walk-in Testing:

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Mangilao Senior Center/Mangilao Night Market (next to Santa Teresita Church) on Vietnam Veterans Highway (Rt. 10).

    • Free and open to everyone

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your health care provider. If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call any of the Community Health Centers or the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline phone numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance from clinicians, or call 311 and dial option number 1.

  • (671) 480-7859

  • (671) 480-6760/3

  • (671) 480-7883

  • (671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)

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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