73 new COVID cases; more DOC officers, 1 GEPA employee test positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 as of 11 pm, Friday, Nov. 6.

Of the 73 new cases, 30 were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 5,077 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 88 deaths, 1,586 cases in active isolation and 3,403 not in active isolation.

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

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Friday, November 6

Samples Tested on Thursday, November 5

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – November 5)

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

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

36

402

34,373

2,590

Department of Defense (DoD)

0

33

8,310

565

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

25

84

9,232

859

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

0

26

5,987

349

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

3

36

4,393

269

Private Clinics

3

34

3,095

364

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

6

22

620

79

AS OF 11 PM, FRIDAY,

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

Total Confirmed:

73

Total Samples Tested:

637

Total Negative Tests:

66,027

Total COVID-19 Cases:

5,077

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

73

7

6

86

IN ICU

13

5

3

21

ON VENTILATOR

6

3

1

10

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENCE

TRAVEL HISTORY1

AGE GROUP

EPI LINK TO COVID-19 CASE3

Stable:        1,500

Hospitalized:   86

Released:    3,403

Deaths:            88

Female: 2,358

Male:     2,719

North:           2,758

Central:        1,345

South:             632

Homeless:        04

Non-resident:   69

U.S.:             184

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Mexico:          01

Philippines:    29

Singapore:      01

Identified in Quarantine2: 186

90+:            10

80-89:         40

70-79:       145

60-69:       419

50-59:       728

40-49:       778

30-39:       936

20-29:    1,150

10-19:       550

0-9:           321

Household:   1,411

Community:    817

Workplace:      442

Healthcare:        67

1Some cases traveled to more than one country

2Includes home/self-quarantine and quarantine in a Government of Guam facility

3 Some cases have more than one link to other COVID-19 cases.

Additional DOC Officers Test Positive for COVID-19

In light of recent positive cases among its employees, the Department of Corrections (DOC), in coordination with DPHSS, began a mass testing of all employees.

On November 5, 2020, 120 officers and civilian staff were tested. The results of this testing yielded 11 positive cases. This brings the total number of  COVID-19 positive DOC employees under active isolation to 39. A total of 54 employees have been identified as close contacts and are currently in quarantine. DOC has adopted a new schedule for officers and civilian staff to ensure operations are not interrupted, and the agency expects some employees to return to work status by next week after completing the required 14-day quarantine period.

Today, 200 inmates and detainees at the Adult Main Facility in Mangilao were tested for COVID-19. The remaining estimated 200 will be tested on November 9, 2020.

Inmates and detainees at the Hagåtña Detention Facility will be tested on November 12, 2020.

Guam EPA Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On November 6, 2020, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) was notified that an employee at the agency’s administration building tested positive for COVID-19. As part of the agency’s COVID-19 mitigation measures, internal contact tracing efforts began as soon as the employee notified the agency of a positive result. Through these efforts, GEPA has determined that the employee last reported for duty on November 6, 2020 and reported feeling ill midway through the shift, but did not exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19. As a precaution, the employee sought medical attention and did not return to work. The employee is currently in active isolation. Agency personnel identified as close contacts have been instructed to monitor for symptoms and were placed on voluntary home quarantine.

GEPA will work with DPHSS and comply with contact tracing and case investigation. The GEPA administration building will be closed until further notice for deep cleaning and disinfection.

GBHWC Crisis Hotline

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline that is available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or are needing to talk to someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.

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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