49th COVID-linked death; 45 new COVID cases

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 49th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 4:16 p.m. The patient was a 70-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on August 30 and was a known COVID case.

“With each passing, we are reminded just how fragile life can be. We should never take each day for granted. Let’s take this time to reach out to family and loved ones to check up on them and see how they are doing. COVID-19 can be isolating, but we must remember that we are not alone,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “To his family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I offer our deepest condolences. In this difficult time, I hope you find comfort from the outpouring of support from the community.”

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 announced that 45 cases of COVID-19 were reported today to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). Forty-three (43) of those are confirmed cases, and two are probable cases. Of the 45 cases, 24 cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 2,488 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 49 deaths, 617 cases in active isolation, and 1,822 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,215 are classified as civilians and 273 are military service members.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Wednesday, September 30 and reflects results from Tuesday, September 29:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Wednesday, September 30

Samples Tested  on Tuesday, September 29

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 30)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – September 30, 2020)

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

24

156

25,226

1,186

Department of Defense (DoD)

3

72

6,832

466

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

6

38

6,825

408

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

1

25

4,876

199

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

1

56

2,737

124

Private Clinics

8

38

1,113

101

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

2

2

0

2

AS OF 10:50 PM, WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Total Confirmed:

45

Total Samples Tested:

387

Total Negative Tests:

47,626

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,488

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    2,215

Military:       273

Stable:             592

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              25

          ICU:         9

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released:     1,822

Deaths:             49

Female: 1,142

Male:    1,346

North:        1,322

Central:         688

South:           354

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 68

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:         206

50-59:         365

40-49:         371

30-39:         496

20-29:         587

10-19:         228

0-9:             127

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. 371)

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