3 COVID-linked deaths; 54 new cases

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 53rd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 5:57 p.m. on Saturday, October 3. The patient was a 68-year-old man with an underlying health condition. He was admitted to GRMC on October 3 and tested positive upon admission.

The 54th COVID-19-related death also occurred at GRMC at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4. The patient was a 47-year-old female with comorbidities. The patient was admitted to GRMC on October 4 and tested positive upon admission.

The 55th COVID-19-related death occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 7:01 p.m. today. The patient was a 51-year-old female with comorbidities. The patient was admitted to GMH on October 5 and tested positive upon admission.

“As we continue to mourn those lost in the battle against COVID-19, I am saddened with the news of three more members of our community who have succumbed to this terrible virus. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our condolences and sympathies to their families and friends. You have the support of an island that shares in your sorrow,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Don’t wait until it’s too late to get help. COVID-19-related or not, the best thing you can do for your health is get treatment. If you’re feeling sick, go to your doctor, or call 311 to reach our Nurse Triage Hotline if you need more information. The sooner you come in, the sooner our doctors and nurses can treat you and help you get better.”

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

Today, 54 new COVID-19 cases were reported to DPHSS.

To date, there have been a total of 2,753 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 804 cases in active isolation and 1,895 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,478 are classified as civilians and 275 are military service members.

As of today, October 5, there have been 55 COVID-19-related fatalities. One recently confirmed COVID-19 case was identified and reported deceased at GMH on October 5. Though the case and fatality was reported by the Joint Information Center today, it will not be officially included in the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) COVID-19 Situation Report until tomorrow, October 6.

From October 2-4, a total of 136 new cases of COVID-19 were reported. Eighty-two (82) of these cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, October 3. The breakdown is as follows:

  • 66 on October 2,

  • 64 on October 3, and

  • 6 on October 4.

Forty-eight (48) cases were identified through contact tracing. Two (2) cases reported recent travel from the Philippines and were identified in quarantine.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Monday, October 5 and reflects results from Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Monday, October 5

New Tests Reported on Monday, October 5

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 5)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 5, 2020)

Samples tested on October 4

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

2

77

26,363

1,337

Samples tested from October 2 – 4

Department of Defense (DoD)

3

55

6,925

472

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

26

187

7,103

471

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

9

93

5,012

215

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

10

120

2,913

138

Private Clinics

4

77

1,279

116

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

N/A

N/A

0

2

AS OF 9:55 PM, MONDAY,

OCTOBER 5, 2020

Total Confirmed:

54

Total Samples Tested:

609

Total Negative Tests:

49,612

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,753

 

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    2,478

Military:       275

Stable:             772

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              32

         ICU:         13

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 1

Released:     1,895

Deaths:             55

Female: 1,269

Male:    1,484

North:        1,485

Central:         751

South:           379

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 77

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     24

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               124

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine3:   123

90+:              07

80-89:           28

70-79:           82

60-69:         237

50-59:         398

40-49:         411

30-39:         548

20-29:         645

10-19:         248

0-9:             149

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

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. 378)

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