82 new cases of COVID-19; 3 more GDOE employees test positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 as of 7:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Of the 82 new cases, 26 were identified through contact tracing. Three cases reported recent travel–two from the United States and one from the Philippines and were identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 4,418 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 75 deaths, 1,732 cases in active isolation and 2,611 not in active isolation.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Tuesday, October 27 and reflects results from Monday, October 26:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, October 27

Samples Tested on Monday, October 26

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 26)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 27, 2020)

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

39

319

31,991

2,293

Department of Defense (DoD)

7

44

7,790

535

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

5

9

8,450

698

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

6

37

5,665

325

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

2

35

3,926

237

Private Clinics

17

140

2,515

294

Other Laboratories

0

0

N/A

2

Probable Case

6

7

273

34

AS OF 7:30 PM, TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 27, 2020

Total Confirmed:

82

Total Samples Tested:

591

Total Negative Tests:

60,627

Total COVID-19 Cases:

4,418

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENCE

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

EPI LINK TO COVID-19 CASE4

Stable:     1,651

Hospitalized1:

 GMH:          78

   ICU:          15
Ventilator:   5

  GRMC:        2

   ICU:            1

 USNH:          1
ICU:           0

Released: 2,611

Deaths:         75

Female: 2,077

Male:     2,341

North:           2,412

Central:        1,193

South:             543

Homeless:        04

Non-resident:   61

U.S.:             156

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Mexico:          01

Philippines:    28

Singapore:      01

Identified in Quarantine3: 157

90+:            09

80-89:         35

70-79:       130

60-69:       366

50-59:       621

40-49:       649

30-39:       821

20-29:    1,023

10-19:       481

0-9:           283

Household:   1,230

Community:    783

Workplace:      384

Healthcare:        66

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

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

Three GDOE Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that three GDOE employees from Finegayan Elementary School, Jose Rios Middle School and Okkodo High School tested positive for COVID-19. All three cases were identified through contact tracing efforts. The GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and any close contacts of the confirmed cases will be contacted directly.

Areas of the campuses have been cleaned and disinfected as needed. 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. 418)

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