62 new COVID cases; 2 more GDOE employees test positive

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 as of 9:50 pm, Thursday, Oct. 1.

Of the 62 newly reported cases, 26 cases were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel from the US and was identified in quarantine.

Cumulative Results

To date, there have been a total of 2,550 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 49 deaths, 635 cases in active isolation, and 1,866 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,277 are classified as civilians and 273 are military service members.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Thursday, October 1 and reflects results from Wednesday, September 30:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Thursday, October 1

Samples Tested  on Wednesday, September 30

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 1)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 1, 2020)

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

39

226

25,413

1,225

Department of Defense (DoD)

2

41

6,871

468

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

15

65

6,875

423

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

2

26

4,900

201

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

1

27

2,763

125

Private Clinics

3

49

1,159

104

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

N/A

N/A

0

2

AS OF 9:50 PM, THURSDAY,

OCTOBER 1, 2020

Total Confirmed:

62

Total Samples Tested:

434

Total Negative Tests:

47,998

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,550

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    2,277

Military:       273

Stable:             608

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              27

         ICU:         10

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 0

Released:     1,866

Deaths:             49

Female: 1,178

Male:    1,372

North:        1,363

Central:         700

South:           365

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 68

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     22

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               122

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine3:   119

90+:              06

80-89:           28

70-79:           76

60-69:         217

50-59:         369

40-49:         379

30-39:         505

20-29:         602

10-19:         234

0-9:             134

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

Two GDOE Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that two GDOE employees tested positive for COVID-19. One case was identified at D.L. Perez Elementary School and the other was identified at Astumbo Middle School. Both cases were identified through contact tracing efforts.

Areas of both campuses will be identified for cleaning and disinfecting as needed. Employees will not have access to these areas until cleaning has been completed. Hard copy packet and food distribution will continue at both schools uninterrupted.

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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