Five test positive for COVID-19

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 177 individuals for COVID-19 on Thursday, July 23, 2020 with conclusive results. Two tested positive through DPHSS and 175 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

Three cases tested positive by Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS). Two reported recent travel from the continental US and were identified in quarantine. One case was identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 337 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 244 released from isolation, and 88 active cases. Of those cases, 288 are classified as civilians and 49 are military service members.

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 once a day, unless unavailable.

For updated information on COVID-19 cases on Guam, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Friday, July 24, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Friday, July 24

Samples Tested (July 23)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 24)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – July 24, 2020)

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

2

177

10,834

207

Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)1/U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam2

0

92

2,527

68

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

3

30

2,855

46

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

32

2,565

8

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

4

664

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 1:10 PM, FRIDAY,

JULY 24, 2020

Total Confirmed:

5

Total Samples Tested:

335

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 24):

19,462

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – July 24):

337

1Beginning March 26, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020

3Beginning April 15, 2020

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS*

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY**

AGE GROUP

Civilian:      288

Military:        49

Stable:               88

Hospitalized:     00

Released:         244

Deaths:              05

Female:    158

Male:       179

North:          183

Central:          74

South:            32

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 44

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Philippines:    13

Singapore:      01

U.S.:               24

Mexico:          01

90+:              01

80-89:           07

70-79:           17

60-69:           49

50-59:           53

40-49:           58

30-39:           59

20-29:           60

10-19:           24

0-9:               09

*Some cases that were previously released from isolation have tested positive through follow-up testing

**Some cases traveled to more than one country

Beware of Email Falsely Claiming to be from GEDA

The Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) recently identified that an email is circulating, which promotes the Guam Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant program and falsely claims to be a representative of GEDA. The email also includes an attachment of the grant application.

The community is advised to avoid responding to these false emails or avoid communication with the sender. Do not provide any personal or business information. Additionally, avoid clicking on links included in the emails or attachments, as it may result in a virus being loaded on the recipient’s device.

For inquiries concerning this matter, please contact Austin Grant via email at [email protected] via phone at 647-4332.

(JIC Release No. 236)