JIC #232: Eight test positive for COVID-19

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 186 individuals for COVID-19 on Monday, July 20, 2020 with conclusive results. Eight tested positive through DPHSS and 178 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. Of the eight newly confirmed cases, six were travel-related and identified while in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 327 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 235 released from isolation, and 87 active cases. Of those cases, 278 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 Tuesday, July 21, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Tuesday, July 21

Samples Tested (July 20)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 21)

Total Confirmed Cases (March 12 – July 21, 2020)

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

8

186

10,302

203

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

0

N/A

2,377

66

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

0

N/A

2,694

42

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

0

N/A

2,434

8

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

N/A

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

N/A

606

0

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 10:30 AM, TUESDAY,

JULY 21, 2020

Total Confirmed:

8

Total Samples Tested:

186

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – July 21):

18,430

Total COVID-19 Cases (March 12 – July 21):

327

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

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

3Beginning April 15, 2020

 

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Continues

DPHSS, in collaboration with the Government of Guam, the Mayors’ Council of Guam, private agencies, and federal agencies, continue 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)

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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