3 COVID-linked deaths; 120 new cases

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 73rd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) at approximately 11:20 a.m. The patient was a 76-year-old female with underlying health conditions complicated by COVID-19. She tested positive on October 15, but no information was available on hospital admission date.

The 74th COVID-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 12:12 p.m. The patient was an 88-year-old male with underlying health conditions complicated by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 11 and tested positive upon admission.

Guam’s 75th COVID-19-related fatality also occurred at USNH at approximately 4:24 p.m. The patient was a 74-year-old male with underlying health conditions, complicated by COVID-19. He was admitted to USNH on October 17 and tested positive upon admission.

“No words can truly express the heartfelt sorrow that we all feel for the passing of a loved one. To their family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “There will come a day when social distancing and wearing a mask will no longer be required, but we don’t anticipate that day to come soon. Please do whatever is necessary to prevent any more days of mourning.”

Cumulative Results

To date, there have been a total of 4,336 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 75 deaths, 1,658 cases in active isolation and 2,603 not in active isolation.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) releases the official COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report on weekdays. Cases officially reported to DPHSS on Monday reflect results confirmed from Friday to Sunday.

An additional 120 cases of COVID-19 were officially reported to DPHSS today. These 120 cases were confirmed over a three-day period, between October 23-25, 2020.

From October 23-25, a total of 195 new cases of COVID-19 were officially reported. Seventy-five of these cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2020 and reflect results reported from DPHSS. The breakdown of reporting to DPHSS by day is as follows:

  • 87 on October 23

  • 92 on October 24

  • 16 on October 25

Of the 195 cases, 20 cases were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel from the U.S. and was identified in quarantine.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Monday, October 26, 2020 and reflects results from Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Monday, October 26

New Tests Reported on Monday, October 26

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 25)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 25, 2020)

Samples tested on October 25

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

7

133

31,711

2,254

Samples tested from October 23 – 25

Department of Defense (DoD)

6

100

7,753

528

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

50

275

8,446

693

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

13

101

5,634

319

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

11

196

3,893

235

Private Clinics

25

145

2,392

277

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

8

10

272

28

AS OF 8:30 PM, MONDAY,

OCTOBER 26, 2020

Total Confirmed:

120

Total Samples Tested:

960

Total Negative Tests:

60,118

Total COVID-19 Cases:

4,336

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENCE

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

EPI LINK TO COVID-19 CASE4

Stable:     1,581

Hospitalized1:

 GMH:        70

   ICU:          14
Ventilator:   5

  GRMC:      3

   ICU:           1

   Ventilator:  1

 USNH:       4
ICU:          2

Released: 2,603

Deaths:         75

Female: 2,044

Male:     2,292

North:          2,377

Central:        1,167

South:             537

Homeless:         04

Non-resident:    60

U.S.:             154

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Mexico:          01

Philippines:    27

Singapore:      01

Identified in Quarantine3: 154

90+:            09

80-89:         35

70-79:       127

60-69:       360

50-59:       611

40-49:       639

30-39:       813

20-29:    1,000

10-19:       465

0-9:           277

Household:   1,200

Community:    773

Workplace:      374

Healthcare:        63

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

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

(JIC Release No. 417)