2 COVID-linked deaths; 91 new cases; 2 more DYA officers, GDOE workers positive

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 82nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at approximately 4:06 p.m. The patient was a 55-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded COVID-19. He was admitted to the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on October 20 after testing positive at a private clinic earlier that day.

The 83rd COVID-19-related fatality also occurred at GMH at approximately 8:27 p.m. The patient was a 55-year-old male with comorbidities that were further compounded COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 20 and tested positive upon admission.

“While no words can take away the pain of losing someone close, I hope you can accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “In scripture, we are told at dawn, life blossoms and renews itself; at dusk, it withers and dries up. It seems our dawns have not kept up with our dusks. As we mourn another soul lost to COVID-19, let us remember that our life is precious and fragile and our actions are not absent any consequences.”

Cumulative Results

To date, there have been a total of 4,903 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 83 deaths, 1,592 cases in active isolation and 3,228 not in active isolation.

Of the 91 new cases, 36 were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel from the United States and was identified in quarantine.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Wednesday, November 4 and reflects results from Tuesday, November 3:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Wednesday, November 4

Samples Tested on Tuesday, November 3

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – November 3)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – November 4, 2020)

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

42

288

33,694

2,514

Department of Defense (DoD)

4

106

8,224

561

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

24

90

9,110

795

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

5

61

5,927

346

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

2

30

4,303

263

Private Clinics

5

52

2,989

349

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

9

101

589

73

AS OF 10:05 PM, WEDNESDAY,

NOVEMBER 4, 2020

Total Confirmed:

91

Total Samples Tested:

728

Total Negative Tests:

64,853

Total COVID-19 Cases:

4,903

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

82

9

3

94

IN ICU

15

5

2

22

ON VENTILATOR

7

4

1

12

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENCE

TRAVEL HISTORY1

AGE GROUP

EPI LINK TO COVID-19 CASE3

Stable:     1,498

Released: 3,228

Deaths:         83

Female: 2,297

Male:     2,606

North:           2,659

Central:        1,310

South:             619

Homeless:        04

Non-resident:   67

U.S.:             182

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Mexico:          01

Philippines:    29

Singapore:      01

Identified in Quarantine2: 184

90+:            10

80-89:         39

70-79:       140

60-69:       406

50-59:       702

40-49:       727

30-39:       907

20-29:    1,125

10-19:       532

0-9:           315

Household:   1,379

Community:    808

Workplace:      425

Healthcare:        67

1Some cases traveled to more than one country

2Includes home/self-quarantine and quarantine in a Government of Guam facility

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

Two DYA Officers Test Positive for COVID-19

The Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) has been informed two officers have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total of employees testing positive for COVID-19 to eight. Residents are closely monitored for any symptoms of the virus. Residents who test positive are isolated in a separate unit.

DYA continues to follow guidance from DPHSS:

  1. All residents are to shelter-in-place.

  2. All appointments for residents will be conducted over-the-phone or virtually.

  3. Visitation for residents will continue to be conducted over-the-phone.

  4. Parents of residents can contact 735-5033/5 to speak to a DYA Social Worker.

  5. Staff and resident temperature and wellness checks will continue to be conducted and recorded during each shift.

  6. Wearing a facemask will continue to be required for all staff and residents.

  7. Increased sanitation and disinfection of units will occur more frequently during each shift.

  8. Incoming staff must wash their hands upon entry into the facility; both staff and clients will wash and sanitize their hands frequently throughout the day.

Two GDOE Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) received notification that two GDOE employees tested positive for COVID-19. These cases were identified at J.P. Torres Success Academy and the GDOE Tiyan headquarters.

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 have been 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.

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