47th COVID-linked death; 53 new positive cases

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s forty-seventh COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 2:35 p.m. The patient was a 61-year-old female. She was admitted to GRMC today and was a known positive case.

“Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our deepest condolences. Though this loss can feel immeasurable, I hope that you find comfort and peace from those around you,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “It is difficult to face so much death in so few weeks. As an island, we mourn with these families. We share in their grief. And we will do what is necessary to ensure these 47 individuals did not pass in vain.”

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline that is available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or are needing to talk to someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.

JIC also reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 as of 9 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 29. Of the 53 newly reported cases, eight cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 2,443 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 47 deaths, 585 cases in active isolation and 1,811 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,172 are classified as civilians and 271 are military service members.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Tuesday, September 29 and reflects results from Monday, September 28.

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, September 29

Samples Tested  on Monday, September 28

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 29)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – September 29, 2020)

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

23

219

25,094

1,162

Department of Defense (DoD)

5

123

6,763

463

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

12

57

6,793

402

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

3

36

4,852

198

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

1

29

2,682

123

Private Clinics

9

52

1,083

93

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

AS OF 9 PM, TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

Total Confirmed:

53

Total Samples Tested:

516

Total Negative Tests:

47,284

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,443

 

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    2,172

Military:       271

Stable:             559

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              26

          ICU:         9

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released:     1,811

Deaths:             47

Female: 1,120

Male:    1,323

North:        1,299

Central:         671

South:           353

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 64

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     22

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               121

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine3:   118

90+:              06

80-89:           28

70-79:           74

60-69:         200

50-59:         360

40-49:         365

30-39:         485

20-29:         579

10-19:         221

0-9:             125

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

(JIC Release No. 369)

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