30 new COVID-19 cases; 2 more GDOE employees test positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 30 new COVID-19 cases as of 11 pm, Monday, Sept. 21.

Seventy-three (73) cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) from September 18-20: 41 on September 18, 27 on September 19, and five on September 20. Of these cases, 16 cases were identified through contact tracing and two cases reported recent travel from the US and were identified in quarantine.

Of the 73 cases, 43 cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, September 19.

To date, there have been a total of 2,147 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 35 deaths, 607 cases in active isolation, and 1,505 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 1,882 are classified as civilians and 265 are military service members.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Monday, September 21 and reflects results from Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Monday, September 21

New Tests Reported on Monday, September 21

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 21)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – September 21, 2020)

Samples tested on September 20

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

0

0

23,441

986

Samples tested from September 19 – 20

Department of Defense (DoD)

0

20

6,490

452

Samples tested from September 18 – 20

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

17

105

6,455

345

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

3

80

4,617

180

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

7

118

2,398

111

Private Clinics

3

73

789

71

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

AS OF 11:00 PM, MONDAY,

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

Total Confirmed:

30

Total Samples Tested:

396

Total Negative Tests:

44,207

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,147

 

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY3

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    1,882

Military:       265

Stable:             569

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              38

          ICU:        18

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released2:    1,505

Deaths:              35

Female:   963

Male:   1,184

North:        1,097

Central:         601

South:           324

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 52

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     20

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               107

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine4:   104

90+:              05

80-89:           25

70-79:           64

60-69:         173

50-59:         313

40-49:         331

30-39:         438

20-29:         509

10-19:         184

0-9:             105

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

Two Additional GDOE Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Over the weekend, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that two additional employees from Agueda Johnston Middle School and Liguan Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Both cases were identified through contact tracing efforts.

The GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and close contacts of the confirmed cases 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 campuses have been identified for cleaning and disinfecting 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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