81 test positive for COVID-19; DYA employee tests positive

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An additional 81 cases of COVID-19 were officially reported to DPHSS, today. These 81 cases were confirmed over a three day period, between October 16-18, 2020.

To date, there have been a total of 3,756 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 66 deaths, 1,340 cases in active isolation and 2,350 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 3,472 are classified as civilians and 284 are military service members. These represent cases confirmed from March 12 to October 18, 2020.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) releases the official COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report on weekdays. Cases officially reported to DPHSS on Monday reflect results confirmed from Friday to Sunday.

From October 16-18, a total of 218 new cases of COVID-19 were officially reported. 137 of these cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, 2020, and reflect results reported from DPHSS. The breakdown of reporting to DPHSS by day is as follows:

  • 108 on October 16

  • 88 on October 17

  • 22 on October 18

Of the 218 cases, 31 cases were identified through contact tracing.

On Sunday, October 18, 2020 the Joint Information Center reported in error that 33 tests were positive out of 155 samples taken at the COVID-19 Community Outreach at the Yigo Gym. A total of 30 samples out of 155 were positive for COVID-19 from the outreach.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Monday, October 19, 2020 and reflects results from Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Monday, October 19

New Tests Reported on Monday, October 19

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 19)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 19, 2020)

Samples tested on October 18

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

1

104

29,738

1,956

Samples tested from October 16 – 18

Department of Defense (DoD)

4

57

7,406

503

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

17

87

7,774

599

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

18

87

5,414

285

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

14

104

3,472

190

Private Clinics

24

138

1,950

207

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

3

4

22

14

AS OF 8:55 PM, MONDAY,

OCTOBER 19, 2020

Total Confirmed:

81

Total Samples Tested:

581

Total Negative Tests:

55,793

Total COVID-19 Cases:

3,756

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

Civilian:    3,472

Military:       284

Stable:          1,272

Hospitalized1:

  GMH:              59

         ICU:         11
Ventilator:  3

  GRMC:             5

          ICU:          0

  Naval Hospital: 4
ICU:          3

Released:     2,350

Deaths:             66

Female: 1,768

Male:    1,988

North:        2,103

Central:         999

South:           472

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 93

U.S.:               149

Dubai:             02

Japan:              01

Mexico:           01

Philippines:     25

Singapore:       01

Identified in Quarantine3:   147

90+:              08

80-89:           34

70-79:         107

60-69:         303

50-59:         530

40-49:         563

30-39:         719

20-29:         858

10-19:         401

0-9:             233

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

DYA Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On October 17, 2020, the Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) was made aware an officer had tested positive for COVID-19. The officer was off-duty when symptoms were first noticed and proceeded to be tested for COVID-19; currently, the officer is on leave.

In an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance from DPHSS, the following precautions are in place as of this release:

  1. All residents are to shelter-in-place.

  2. All appointments for residents will be conducted over-the-phone or virtually.

  3. Visitation for residents will continue to be conducted over-the-phone.

  4. Parents of residents can contact 735-5033/5 to speak to a DYA Social Worker for further information.

  5. Staff and resident temperature and wellness checks will continue to be conducted and recorded during each shift.

  6. Wearing a face mask will continue to be required for all staff and residents.

  7. Increased sanitation and disinfection of units will occur more frequently during each shift.

  8. Incoming staff must wash their hands upon entry into the facility; both staff and clients will wash and sanitize their hands frequently throughout the day.

  9. DPHSS is aware of the situation and will be providing further guidance for DYA staff and residents.

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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