5 more test positive for COVID-19 at DOC

Department of Corrections (PNC file photo)

Retesting efforts at the Department of Corrections (DOC) confirmed five additional cases of COVID-19 among the prisoner population. DOC was notified of the new cases on Friday, December 4, 2020.

A total of 14 prisoners and four officers were retested due to possible exposure with an officer who recently tested positive for the virus.

All newly confirmed cases remain in isolation. To date, there have been 171 confirmed cases within DOC, 155 of whom have recovered.

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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.

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.