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

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The Joint Information Center is reporting 52 new positive COVID-19 cases today.

To date, there have been a total of 1,447 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 13 deaths, 568 not in isolation, and 866 cases in active isolation. Of those cases, 1,228 are classified as civilians and 219 are military service members.

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 officially reported to the Joint Information Center on Tuesday, September 1 and reflects results from Monday, August 31:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, September 1

Samples Tested  on Monday, August 31

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – September 1)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – September 1, 2020)

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

22

249

20,338

619

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

18

79

5,406

378

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

1

5,197

212

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

8

34

3,959

115

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

47

1,642

70

Private Clinics6

4

28

316

43

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Probable cases

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 7:25 PM, TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Total Confirmed:

52

Total Samples Tested:

438

Total Negative Tests:

36,875

Total COVID-19 Cases:

1,447

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 STATUS1

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY3

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    1,228

Military:       219

Stable:             823

Hospitalized2:    43

Released:         568

Deaths:              13

Female:    637

Male:       810

North:           725

Central:         352

South:           228

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 52

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Philippines:    21

Singapore:      01

U.S.:               92

Mexico:          01

Identified in Quarantine4:    88

90+:              05

80-89:           17

70-79:           45

60-69:         131

50-59:         213

40-49:         192

30-39:         308

20-29:         349

10-19:         124

0-9:               63

1Some cases that were previously released from isolation have tested positive through follow-up testing

2Hospitalization rate is based on intake numbers reported by GMH. This number may be subject to change.

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

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that two additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. The cases were identified at the GDOE headquarters in Tiyan. Both cases were identified through contact tracing.

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 district offices have been identified for cleaning and disinfecting. 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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