JIC #231: Four from DoD test positive for COVID-19

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The Joint Information Center reports that four cases tested positive for COVID-19 from the Department of Defense (DoD). Two reported recent travel from the continental US and were identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 235 released from isolation, and 79 active cases. Of those cases, 270 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.

The Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL) will be closed on Tuesday, July 21, in observance of Liberation Day. There will be no tests run on Tuesday. The GPHL will reopen on Wednesday, July 22. Physicians are reminded to follow storage requirements by ensuring specimens are refrigerated at 2-8°C.

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 Monday, July 20, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Monday, July 20

Samples Tested (July 17-18)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 20)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – July 20, 2020)

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

0

97

10,124

195

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

4

40

2,377

66

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

86

2,694

42

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

96

2,434

8

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

0

606

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 12:10 PM, MONDAY,

JULY 20, 2020

Total Confirmed:

4

Total Samples Tested:

319

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 20):

18,252

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – July 20):

319

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:      270

Military:        49

Stable:               76

Hospitalized:     03

Released:         235

Deaths:              05

Female:    147

Male:       172

North:          173

Central:          69

South:            32

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 41

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Philippines:    13

Singapore:      01

U.S.:               16

Mexico:          01

90+:              01

80-89:           07

70-79:           17

60-69:           48

50-59:           48

40-49:           56

30-39:           56

20-29:           57

10-19:           22

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

DPHSS Issues Guidance Memo 2020-29

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) issued Guidance Memo 2020-29 relative to businesses and organizations authorized to operate during Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 3. Guidance Memo 2020-29 outlines the minimum requirements for the opening of all businesses, with the exception of senior centers and organized sports leagues, tournaments, and events, during PCOR 3.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues

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. If your village is not listed, please proceed to a neighboring village for testing. Please bring an ID, if one is available. The expanded testing schedule is as follows:

COVID-19 Drive-Through/Walk-In Testing:

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Tamuning Elementary School

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Asan-Maina Mayor’s Office

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)

The DPHSS Central Public Health Clinic located in Barrigada Heights has relocated its operations to the Northern Region Community Health Center (CHC) in Dededo effective today. The Northern and Southern CHCs operate Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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