79 test positive for COVID-19, including results from Yigo outreach

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The Joint Information Center is reporting 79 new COVID-19 cases as of 3:05 pm, Saturday, Oct. 17.

To date, there have been a total of 3,617 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 63 deaths, 1,257 cases in active isolation and 2,297 not in active isolation.

Results include Friday’s Rapid Engagement Team outreach in Yigo.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Saturday, October 17 and reflects results from Friday, October 16:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Saturday, October 17

Samples Tested on Friday, October 16

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 16)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 17, 2020)

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

79

558

29,405

1,897

Department of Defense (DoD)

N/A

N/A

7,353

499

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

N/A

N/A

7,704

582

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

N/A

N/A

5,345

267

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

N/A

N/A

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

N/A

N/A

3,382

176

Private Clinics

N/A

N/A

1,836

183

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

N/A

N/A

21

11

AS OF 3:05 PM, SATURDAY,

OCTOBER 17, 2020

Total Confirmed:

79

Total Samples Tested:

558

Total Negative Tests:

55,063

Total COVID-19 Cases:

3,617

 

COVID-19 Community Outreach Held in Yigo

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), in partnership with the Yigo Mayor’s Office, FSM Consulate Office, and FSM Association of Guam, held a COVID-19 Community Outreach in the village of Yigo from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, October 17 at the Yigo Gym. COVID-19 testing was open to 200 pre-registered individuals. A total of 154 samples were collected from today’s outreach.

One GDOE Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Friday, October 16, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one individual from Price Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. This case 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.

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