28 positive for COVID-19; 1 more GDOE employee tests positive; 2 GPD officers positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 28 new COVID-19 cases as of 7:55 pm Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

Of the 28 newly reported cases, 10 cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 2,263 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 38 deaths, 657 cases in active isolation, and 1,568 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 1,996 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 Thursday, September 24 and reflects results from Wednesday, September 23:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Thursday, September 24

Samples Tested on Wednesday, September 23

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 24)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – September 24, 2020)

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

22

231

24,021

1,058

Department of Defense (DoD)

0

21

6,587

457

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

2

65

6,624

364

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

2

35

4,710

189

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

1

48

2,518

115

Private Clinics

1

36

947

78

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

AS OF 7:55 PM, THURSDAY,

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

Total Confirmed:

28

Total Samples Tested:

436

Total Negative Tests:

45,424

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,263

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    1,996

Military:       267

Stable:             624

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              33

          ICU:        11

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released:     1,568

Deaths:              38

Female: 1,019

Male:    1,244

North:        1,184

Central:         628

South:           341

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 52

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     22

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               111

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine3:   110

90+:              06

80-89:           26

70-79:           68

60-69:         187

50-59:         340

40-49:         340

30-39:         455

20-29:         536

10-19:         192

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

One Additional GDOE Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one additional employee from Daniel L. Perez Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. This case was identified through contact tracing efforts.

The 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.

Two GPD Officers Test Positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday September 22, 2020, the Guam Police Department (GPD) learned that through COVID-19 contact tracing investigation, two GPD officers assigned to a specialized unit have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in isolation.

One of the officers is in home isolation while the other is isolating in a Government of Guam isolation facility.

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. 257)

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