JIC #207: 2 more cases of COVID: 1 tested by DoD, 1 by DLS

JIC #207

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported today. One case tested positive at Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS). One case tested positive from the Department of Defense (DoD) and reported recent travel history from the continental United States.

The case was identified while in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 257 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 179 released from isolation, and 73 active cases.

Of those cases, 213 are classified as civilians, and 44 are military service members—35 of which have been identified among a unit deployed to Andersen Air Force Base (AFB).

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

The cumulative total from all labs will be reported on a nightly basis, unless unavailable.

 As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.

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

Continue to Practice Caution, Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

It is important to continue to take precautionary measures to slow the possible spread of COVID-19.

In accordance with Executive Order 2020-16, social distancing of 6 ft. or more and the use of face masks is required unless engaged in physical exercise or eating.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

The community is reminded to continue to take the following precautions:

● Maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others
● Wear facial coverings around others and in public establishments
● Adhere to respective business protocols in place for protection from COVID-19
● Practice good hygiene frequently. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at
least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand
sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
● Frequently clean and disinfect high contact areas
● Avoid touching your face with unclean hands
● Stay home if you are sick

For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.