JIC #76: Profiles of earlier confirmed cases; updates from the Archdiocese of Agana

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 19 individuals for COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 30 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

The Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) tested 13 individuals for COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through GMHA and 13 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

Because 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. Updated results will be provided this evening, once all tests from today are completed.

Preliminary Profiles of Confirmed Cases

Profiles of the 135 COVID-19 cases include three clinically diagnosed cases, reports of 11 confirmed positive cases received from the U.S. Naval Hospital that were tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, and five confirmed positive cases through Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

To date, 135 cases have been confirmed through COVID-19 testing provided, with 5 deaths and 86 recoveries. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.

 

MEDICAL STATUS

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY*

AGE GROUP

Stable:                35

Hospitalized:      09

Recovered:         86

Deaths:               05

Female:     72

Male:         63

North:                   69

Central:                 43

South:                   21

Homeless:             02

Dubai:                 02

Japan:                  01

Philippines:         11

Singapore:           01

U.S.:                    05

*Some cases traveled to more than one country

90+:             01

80-89:          04

70-79:          11

60-69:          34

50-59:          25

40-49:          24

30-39:          14

20-29:          14

10-19:          07

0-9:              01

 

Updates from the Archdiocese of Agana

DPHSS and the Archdiocese of Agaña continue to practice and urge efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Guam.

Archbishop Michael Byrnes, in consultation with DPHSS Director, Linda Unpingco DeNorcey, have announced that effective immediately, all visitation ministries for the sick and the dead will be temporarily suspended in line with Executive Order No. 2020-09. This includes hospitals as well as home visits.

Priests will continue prayer services for the departed during funerals. However, they will do so only at gravesites and not funeral homes or churches. Funeral services are limited to immediate family or a single household, not to exceed ten people.

Members of the public who are Catholics have many options to view Masses online. Visit archagana.org for a list of those Masses. A toll-free number has also been established at 1(800) 961-9848 for parishioners who may have questions.

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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