29 test positive for COVID-19; 1 more GDOE employee tests positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 29 new COVID-19 positive cases as of 6:35 pm, Friday, Sept. 18.

Of the 29 recently reported cases, five cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 2,074 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 31 deaths, 593 cases in active isolation, and 1,450 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 1,810 are classified as civilians and 264 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 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 18 and reflects results from Thursday, September 17:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Friday, September 18

Samples Tested on Thursday, September 17

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 18)

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

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

18

184

23,220

945

Department of Defense (DoD)

1

36

6,429

450

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

5

68

6,367

328

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

1

35

4,540

177

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

3

39

2,287

104

Private Clinics

1

38

719

68

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

AS OF 6:35 PM, FRIDAY,

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Total Confirmed:

29

Total Samples Tested:

400

Total Negative Tests:

43,579

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,074

 

 

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY3

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    1,810

Military:       264

Stable:             552

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              40

          ICU:        19

  GRMC:             1

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released2:    1,450

Deaths:              31

Female:   924

Male:    1,150

North:        1,064

Central:         582

South:           323

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 52

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     20

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               104

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine4:   101

90+:              05

80-89:           23

70-79:           62

60-69:         169

50-59:         298

40-49:         324

30-39:         430

20-29:         498

10-19:         172

0-9:               93

1Hospitalization rate is based on intake numbers reported to the JIC. This number may be subject to change.

2Some cases that were previously released from isolation have tested positive through follow-up testing

3Some cases traveled to more than one country

4Includes home/self-quarantine and quarantine in a Government of Guam facility

 

One Additional GDOE Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Friday, September 18, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one additional employee from the GDOE Tiyan offices tested positive for COVID-19. This case was identified through contact tracing efforts.

The employee has not been in the office for several weeks. However, any identified areas of concern will be cleaned and disinfected 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.

 

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