65 COVID cases with variants of concern identified


On Wednesday, DPHSS received sixty-five (65) new results from virus samples collected on Guam between August 10 to September 30, which have undergone genome sequencing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

DPHSS received the eleventh set of results from the CDC. Two (2) of the sixty-five (65) samples received were identified as Variants Being Monitored (VBM) while sixty-three (63) of the sixty-five (65) were identified as the Delta Variant of Concern (VOC). The breakdown is as follows:

Alpha (VBM)

Two (2) B.1.1.7

Delta (VOC)

Four (4) AY.103

Fifty-one (51) AY.25

Six (6) AY.3

One (1) AY.47

One (1) AY.75.1


To date, 319 SARS-CoV-2 virus samples have been submitted to the CDC for genome sequencing and identified a total of one hundred seventy-two (172) COVID-19 cases infected with variants. DPHSS previously reported variants from results from the CDC and identified the following:

eighty-seven (87) cases identified with the B.1.1.7 Alpha variant

fourteen (14) cases identified with the B.1.429 Epsilon variant

four (4) cases identified with the B.1.351 Beta variant

sixty-six (66) cases identified with the B.1.617.2, AY.1, AY.2, AY.3 alias B.1.617.2.3, AY.14, AY.25, and AY.26 Delta variant and sublineages

one (1) case identified with the P.1 Gamma variant

(JIC Release No. 866)