JIC #218: Two test positive for COVID-19; ‘high-risk’ areas updated

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DPHSS tested 222 individuals for COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 with conclusive results. One tested positive and 221 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. Results include 168 samples from COVID-19 community testing held at the Astumbo Gym on July 8. The case reported household contact to a confirmed case and was identified through contact tracing.

One additional case tested positive by the Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) and reported community contact to a confirmed case.

To date, there have been a total of 309 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 202 released from isolation, and 102 active cases. Of those cases, 263 are classified as civilians and 46 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 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.

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 Thursday, July 9, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Thursday, July 9

Samples Tested (July 8)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 9)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – July 9, 2020)

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

1

222

9,350

193

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

0

0

2,039

60

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

1

37

2,256

41

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

25

2,050

7

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

10

511

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 11:50 AM, THURSDAY,

JULY 9, 2020

Total Confirmed:

2

Total Samples Tested:

294

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 9):

16,223

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – July 9):

309

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:      263

Military:        46

Stable:               99

Hospitalized:     03

Released:         202

Deaths:              05

Female:    143

Male:       166

North:          171

Central:          64

South:            30

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 40

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Philippines:    13

Singapore:      01

U.S.:               11

Mexico:          01

90+:              01

80-89:           07

70-79:           17

60-69:           46

50-59:           47

40-49:           54

30-39:           54

20-29:           56

10-19:           20

0-9:               07

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

**Some cases traveled to more than one country

Updated High Risk Areas, Effective July 13 

In accordance with DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-11 Revision 3, relative to the protocol for the quarantine of travelers into Guam, all persons entering Guam by air or sea from “high risk areas” will be subject to quarantine locations for a period of 14 days. High Risk areas will be determined by a calculated COVID-19 Area Risk (CAR) score, which primarily assesses an area’s recently calculated Case Doubling Time and Test Positivity Rate. Residency status will not determine the level of quarantine or testing required.

On July 13, 2020, the high risk areas will be updated to the following:

HIGH RISK AREA LIST

EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020

High Risk US States

High Risk Countries

High Risk Region

Alabama

Idaho

Nevada

Tennessee

Bangladesh

Nepal

Africa

Arizona

Iowa*

North Carolina

Texas

Bulgaria*

Philippines

Central America

Arkansas

Kansas*

Ohio*

Utah

Croatia*

Sweden*

Middle East

California

Louisiana*

Oklahoma

Wisconsin*

India

Ukraine*

South America

Florida

Mississippi

Oregon

Wyoming*

Indonesia

Georgia

Missouri*

South Carolina

Mexico*

*New Additions to Previous List

For more information, visit http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-dphss-mandatory-quarantine-procedures/.

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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