83 new COVID-19 cases; 2 more DYA residents and 1 officer test positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 83 new COVID-19 cases as of 8:45 pm, Thursday, Oct 29.

Of the 83 new cases, 12 cases were identified through contact tracing. Two cases have reported recent travel from the United States and were identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 4,549 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 78 deaths, 1,835 cases in active isolation, and 2,636 not in active isolation.

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Thursday, October 29 and reflects results from Wednesday, October 28:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Thursday, October 29

Samples Tested on Wednesday, October 28

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – October 28)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – October 29, 2020)

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

33

280

32,545

2,352

Department of Defense (DoD)

8

69

7,883

545

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

16

96

8,601

722

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

3

41

5,738

329

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

3

84

4,075

241

Private Clinics

9

56

2,620

313

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

11

95

357

45

AS OF 8:45 PM, THURSDAY,

OCTOBER 28, 2020

Total Confirmed:

83

Total Samples Tested:

721

Total Negative Tests:

61,836

Total COVID-19 Cases:

4,549

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENCE

TRAVEL HISTORY2

AGE GROUP

EPI LINK TO COVID-19 CASE4

Stable:     1,750

Hospitalized1:

 GMH:          78

   ICU:          12
Ventilator:   4

  GRMC:        3

   ICU:            1

   Ventilator:   1

 USNH:          4
ICU:           1

Released: 2,636

Deaths:         78

Female: 2,131

Male:     2,418

North:           2,464

Central:        1,227

South:             574

Homeless:        04

Non-resident:   64

U.S.:             158

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Mexico:          01

Philippines:    28

Singapore:      01

Identified in Quarantine3: 159

90+:            10

80-89:         37

70-79:       132

60-69:       379

50-59:       638

40-49:       668

30-39:       849

20-29:    1,058

10-19:       489

0-9:           289

Household:   1,269

Community:    797

Workplace:      401

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.

Two DYA Residents and One Officer Test Positive for COVID-19

The Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) has been informed that two additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the total positive resident cases to 10. Residents who test positive are isolated in a separate unit. DYA has contacted parents/guardians of all new positive resident cases.

DYA was also informed another officer has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of six employees have tested positive; one has been cleared to return to duty and five remain in isolation.

Residents are closely monitored for any symptoms of the virus. DYA continues to follow guidance from DPHSS:

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.

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

6. Wearing a facemask 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.

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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