240 new COVID-19 cases; Six more GDOE employees test positive

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An additional 240 cases of COVID-19 were officially reported to DPHSS on Monday, Nov. 9. These 240 cases were confirmed over a three day period, between Nov. 6 – Nov. 8, 2020.

To date, there have been a total of 5,473 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 90 deaths, 1,729 cases in active isolation and 3,654 not in active isolation.

From Nov. 6 – Nov. 8, a total of 396 new cases of COVID-19 were officially reported. 156 of these cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 and reflect results reported from DPHSS. The breakdown of reporting to DPHSS by day is as follows:

  • 58 on November 6

  • 148 on November 7

  • 190 on November 8

Of the 396 cases, 135 cases were identified through contact tracing and clusters in congregating living settings were identified. Seven (7) cases reported recent travel from the United States and were identified in quarantine.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Monday, Nov 9, 2020 and reflects results from Friday, Nov 6 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Monday, November 9

New Tests Reported on Monday, November 9

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – November 8)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – November 9, 2020)

Samples tested on November 8

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

178

291

35,222

2,924

Samples tested from November 6 – November 8

Department of Defense (DoD)

5

139

8,444

570

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

10

116

9,338

869

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

7

75

6,055

356

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

4

113

4,502

273

Private Clinics

17

158

3,236

381

Other Laboratories

0

0

N/A

2

Probable Case

19

66

667

98

AS OF 2 AM, TUESDAY,

NOVEMBER 10, 2020

Total Confirmed:

240

Total Samples Tested:

958

Total Negative Tests:

67,481

Total COVID-19 Cases:

5,473

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

70

1

4

75

IN ICU

15

0

3

18

ON VENTILATOR

11

0

2

13

 

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENCE

TRAVEL HISTORY1

AGE GROUP

EPI LINK TO COVID-19 CASE3

Stable:        1,654

Hospitalized:   75

Released:    3,654

Deaths:            90

Female: 2,444

Male:     3,029

North:           3,077

Central:        1,402

South:             655

Homeless:        04

Non-resident:   77

U.S.:             191

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Mexico:          01

Philippines:    29

Singapore:      01

Identified in Quarantine2: 193

90+:            10

80-89:         41

70-79:       151

60-69:       439

50-59:       808

40-49:       907

30-39:    1,025

20-29:    1,189

10-19:       566

0-9:           337

Household:   1,453

Community:    829

Workplace:      683

Healthcare:        68

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.

Six GDOE Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

On Monday, November 9, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) received notification that six GDOE employees tested positive for COVID-19. These cases were identified at Wettengel Elementary School and Jose Rios Middle School, with two cases each identified at Finegayan Elementary School and Agueda Johnston Middle School. Three of these 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. Areas of the campuses will be 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.