19 test positive for COVID-19; total cases now 577

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A total of 19 cases of COVID-19 were reported today by the Joint Information Center. Of the 19 newly confirmed cases, four cases were identified through contact tracing. The rest are currently under investigation.

To date, there have been a total of 577 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 353 released from isolation, and 219 active cases. Of those cases, 503 are classified as civilians and 74 are military service members.

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The Joint Information Center will report cumulative COVID-19 test results once a day, unless unavailable.

For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Tuesday, August 18, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, August 18

Samples Tested (August 17)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – August 18)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – August 18, 2020)

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

3

186

15,663

319

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

0

76

4,005

111

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

13

110

4,339

88

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

1

29

3,430

40

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

35

1,065

3

Private Clinics6

2

17

130

6

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 1:40 PM, TUESDAY,

AUGUST 18, 2020

Total Confirmed:

19

Total Samples Tested:

453

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – August 18):

28,649

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – August 18):

577

1Beginning March 26, 2020 3Beginning April 15, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020 6Beginning August 10, 2020

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS1

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY3

AGE GROUP

Civilian:      503

Military:        74

Stable:             205

Hospitalized2:    14

Released:         353

Deaths:              05

Female:    270

Male:       307

North:           291

Central:        155

South:             70

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 48

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Philippines:    17

Singapore:      01

U.S.:               54

Mexico:          01

90+:              01

80-89:           09

70-79:           21

60-69:           63

50-59:           81

40-49:           88

30-39:         113

20-29:         139

10-19:           41

0-9:               21

1Some cases that were previously released from isolation have tested positive through follow-up testing

2Hospitalization rate is based on intake numbers reported by GMH and USNH. This number may be subject to change.

3Some cases traveled to more than one country

Email Option Available for COVID-19 Results

Individual COVID-19 test results can be sent via email to patients who have subscribed to receive their results via DPHSS’ Guam Community Health Center’s (CHC) secure email service.

To receive individual COVID-19 test results via the secure email service, patients who have already been tested at one of the Community Health Centers or at one of the community outreach sites can send a request to covidresults@dphss.guam.gov. Further instructions will be provided via email to patients before COVID-19 test results are sent.

DPHSS advises the public that the CHC COVID-19 secured email address is utilized to only send test results to patients. If you have other inquiries about COVID-19 testing, you can visit the DPHSS website at dphss.guam.gov or call 311 from a local number and dial option 1.

For inquiries regarding the new email option, please contact the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) at 635-7525/6.

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