65 new COVID cases; 1 more GDOE employee tests positive

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The Joint Information Center is reporting 65 new cases of COVID-19 as of 7 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Of the 65 new cases, 28 were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel from the United States and was identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 2,818 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 55 deaths, 841 cases in active isolation and 1,922 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,543 are classified as civilians and 275 are military service members.

For information on COVID-19 cases, visit the official COVID-19 Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Tuesday, October 6 and reflects results from Monday, October 5:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, October 6

Samples Tested on Monday, October 5

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 6)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 6, 2020)

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

45

357

26,675

1,382

Department of Defense (DoD)

1

48

6,972

473

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

4

65

7,164

475

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

8

46

5,050

223

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

3

55

2,965

141

Private Clinics

2

75

1,352

118

Other Laboratories

0

0

N/A

2

Probable Case

2

5

3

4

AS OF 7 PM, TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 6, 2020

Total Confirmed:

65

Total Samples Tested:

651

Total Negative Tests:

50,198

Total COVID-19 Cases:

2,818

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    2,543

Military:       275

Stable:             799

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              40

         ICU:         14

  GRMC:             0

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 2

Released:     1,922

Deaths:             55

Female: 1,304

Male:    1,514

North:        1,515

Central:         776

South:           383

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 76

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Philippines:     24

Singapore:       01

U.S.:               125

Mexico:           01

Identified in Quarantine3:   124

90+:              07

80-89:           28

70-79:           83

60-69:         241

50-59:         408

40-49:         424

30-39:         559

20-29:         658

10-19:         256

0-9:             154

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

One GDOE Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one additional GDOE employee tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed case was identified at John F. Kennedy High School and was identified through contact tracing efforts. The GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and any close contacts of the confirmed case will be contacted directly by DPHSS.

Areas of the campus 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 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.

(JIC Release No. 379)

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