JIC #215: Thirteen test positive for COVID-19; 3 hospitalized

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Guam Public Health tested 371 individuals for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 4. Two tested positive.

One person reported a household contact with another positive case. They were identified through contact tracing. The other positive case was identified through community outreach.

Eleven additional cases tested positive by the Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS). All eleven reported household contact to previously confirmed cases.

To date, there have been a total of 301 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 179 released from isolation, and 117 active cases.

Of those cases, 242 are classified as civilians and 46 are military service members.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Monday, July 6: 

Breakdown of Previously Reported Cases, July 3-4, 2020

From July 3-4,  the Joint Information Center previously reported eight cases of COVID-19.

Of the eight, one case was reported by DLS and had no contact with previously confirmed cases. Four cases were reported by DPHSS.

Two were identified from community outreach. One reported household contact to a confirmed case and was identified through contact tracing. One reported recent travel from the Philippines and was identified while staying in a quarantine facility.

Two cases tested positive from the Department of Defense (DoD). One case reported community contact to confirmed cases. One case tested positive at Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA).

(NOTE: JIC #215 graphic below states that only 2 are hospitalized, however the Governor’s Press Secretary Krystal Paco-San Agustin reports  that is in error and 3 people remain hospitalized for COVID-19. 2 at GMH, both in stable and 1 at Naval Hospital who is also in stable condition according to Paco-San Agustin).

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day.

The Joint Information Center will report cumulative COVID-19 test results that are officially reported to the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) as well as lab results from the DPHSS Guam Public Health Laboratory (GHPL) once a day, unless a need for additional updates is warranted.

COVID-19 Testing Available Wednesday in Dededo

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors Council of Guam, private, and federal agencies, continues expanded COVID-19 testing.

Testing is free and open to the public while supplies last. No symptoms are needed to qualify for testing. Please bring an I.D., if one is available. The expanded testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing:

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Astumbo Gym in Dededo

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your health care provider. If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call any of the Community Health Centers or the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline phone numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance from clinicians, or call 311 and dial option number 1.

  • (671) 480-7859

  • (671) 480-6760/3

  • (671) 480-7883

  • (671) 687-6170 (ADA Dedicated Number)

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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