23 test positive for COVID-19; one more GDOE employee tests positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 23 new COVID-19 cases of 5:10 pm, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

Of the 23 newly reported cases, nine cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 2,286 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 39 deaths, 579 cases in active isolation, and 1,668 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,019 are classified as civilians and 267 are military service members.

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

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Friday, September 25 and reflects results from Thursday, September 24:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Friday, September 25

Samples Tested on Thursday, September 24

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 25)

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

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

9

394

24,406

1,067

Department of Defense (DoD)

1

12

6,598

458

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

9

56

6,671

373

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

2

32

4,740

191

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

1

37

2,554

116

Private Clinics

1

38

984

79

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

AS OF 5:10 PM, FRIDAY,

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Total Confirmed:

23

Total Samples Tested:

569

Total Negative Tests:

45,970

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,286

 

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    2,019

Military:       267

Stable:             548

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              31

          ICU:        11

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released:     1,668

Deaths:              39

Female: 1,029

Male:    1,257

North:        1,199

Central:         629

South:           343

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 52

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     22

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               114

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine3:   111

90+:              06

80-89:           26

70-79:           70

60-69:         190

50-59:         341

40-49:         345

30-39:         459

20-29:         543

10-19:         193

0-9:             113

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

DPHSS Issues Addendum to Guidance Memo 2020-039

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) issued the following addendum to DPHSS Guidance Memorandum 2020-039 for businesses and services not authorized for on-site operations:

E.    Businesses and Services Not Authorized for On-Site Operations.

  1. Amusement sites and venues, including, but not limited to, amusement parks, game rooms, arcades, bingo events, internet cafes; and

  2. Any other businesses not permitted to operate without express authorization from DPHSS.

For any questions, please contact the Division of Environmental Health 300-9579.

One Additional GDOE Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one additional employee from George Washington High School tested positive for COVID-19. This case was identified through contact tracing efforts.

GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and close contacts of the confirmed case will be contacted directly by DPHSS. A close contact is an individual who has come in face-to-face contact with a confirmed COVID-19 individual for at least 10 minutes or more and within six feet, or who has had direct contact with infectious secretions of the confirmed COVID-19 individual (e.g. being coughed on).

Areas of the campus have been identified for cleaning and disinfecting as needed. GDOE employees will not have access to these areas until cleaning has been completed.

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. 360)

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