47 test positive for COVID-19; 2 more GDOE employees test positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 47 new COVID-positive cases today, Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Of the 47 newly confirmed cases, 20 cases were identified through contact tracing and one case reported recent travel from the US and was identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 2,013 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 579 cases in active isolation and 1,406 not in isolation. Of those cases, 1,752 are classified as civilians and 261 are military service members.

As of today, September 16, there have been 29 COVID-19-related fatalities. One COVID-19 case was identified and reported deceased at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on September 16. Though the 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, September 17.

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 Wednesday, September 16 and reflects results from Tuesday, September 15:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Wednesday, September 16

Samples Tested on Tuesday, September 15

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 16)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – September 16, 2020)

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

32

239

22,895

911

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)1/U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam2

3

98

6,337

447

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

6

57

6,229

317

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

2

45

4,475

175

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

1

31

2,221

97

Private Clinics6

3

52

664

64

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

AS OF 10:05 PM, WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Total Confirmed:

47

Total Samples Tested:

522

Total Negative Tests:

42,838

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,013

1Beginning March 26, 2020 3Beginning April 15, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020 6Beginning August 10, 2020

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY3

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    1,752

Military:       261

Stable:             533

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              44

          ICU:        10

  GRMC:             2

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released2:    1,406

Deaths:              29

Female:   894

Male:    1,119

North:        1,030

Central:         565

South:           323

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 52

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     20

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               105

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine4:   102

90+:              05

80-89:           23

70-79:           58

60-69:         163

50-59:         294

40-49:         310

30-39:         417

20-29:         484

10-19:         168

0-9:               91

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

This week the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one additional employee from Okkodo High School and one employee from the GDOE Tiyan offices tested positive for COVID-19. These 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 campus and offices will be 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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