60 test positive for COVID-19; total now 1,347

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The Joint Information Center has reported 60 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases up to 1,347.

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 Saturday, August 29, 2020 and reflects partial results from Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Saturday, August 29

Samples Tested on Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – August 29)

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

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

28

378

20,111

597

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

32

156

5,251

357

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

N/A

N/A

5,159

208

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

N/A

N/A

3,813

98

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

N/A

N/A

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

N/A

N/A

1,500

52

Private Clinics6

N/A

N/A

262

25

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Probable cases

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 7:15 PM, SATURDAY,

AUGUST 29, 2020

Total Confirmed:

60

Total Samples Tested:

534

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – August 29):

36,113

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – August 29):

1,347

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

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

To date, there have been a total of 1,347 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 10 deaths, 488 not in isolation, and 849 cases in active isolation.

Temporary Relocation of 911 Dispatch Center

The Joint Information Center was informed a 911 Emergency Medical Dispatcher has tested positive for COVID-19. To prevent further contamination, the 911 Center, along with GFD personnel, will be temporarily relocated to the Guam Fire Department (GFD) headquarters in Agana. Personnel from the Guam Police Department Tactical Communications Center (TCC) will relocate to the Dededo Precinct Command.

GFD and GPD personnel will be conducting a thorough decontamination of the facility and equipment before allowing employees to return. During the transition and temporary location use, there will be no loss or disruption of 911 services to the community.

Employees at the 911 Center and TCC have been wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines while on duty; however, they have been instructed to report any flu-like signs or symptoms to their supervisor for immediate evaluation and isolation.

Asan-Maina Mayor’s Office Closed until Further Notice

The Asan-Maina Mayor’s Office will be closed until further notice, while the office undergoes sanitation and deep cleaning after confirmation of a positive COVID-19 case within the office.

Any Asan-Maina residents that need assistance can contact the Asan-Maina’s Mayor’s Office by email at asanmainamayor@gmail.com. Beginning Monday, August 31, residents can also contact the Mayors’ Council of Guam at 472-6940 or 477-8461.

DPHSS DEH Processing Center Section Remains Suspended

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Division of Environmental Health’s (DEH) Processing Center Section, which issues Health Certificates, Sanitary Permits, and Guam Controlled Substances Registration will continue to suspend its customer service operations effective August 31, 2020 until further notice. All Food Safety Health Certificate Training Courses scheduled from August 21, 2020 to September 5, 2020 are cancelled; these courses will be rescheduled. All Health Certificates that expired from July 21, 2020 to September 4, 2020 will also be considered valid until further notice.

Please follow DEH on Facebook (facebook.com/guamdeh) or Instagram

(instagram.com/guam_deh) for up-to-date information. Should you have any questions, please contact DEH at 300-9568 or via email at dphss-deh@dphss.guam.gov.

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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