JIC #80: Profiles of earlier confirmed cases; DPHSS updates


Profiles of the 136 COVID-19 cases include three probable cases (formerly referred to as 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).

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Stable:                  18

Hospitalized:        03

Recovered:         110

Deaths:                 05

Female:     73

Male:         63

North:                   69

Central:                 43

South:                   22

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:          35

50-59:          25

40-49:          24

30-39:          14

20-29:          14

10-19:          07

0-9:              01


Test Results Over the Past Week

On Monday, April 13, 33 samples were tested by public health, none were positive. 1 case was clinically diagnosed. 134 confirmed.

On Tuesday, April 14: 30 tests were conducted, public health found no positives, DLS found one. 135 confirmed.

On Wednesday, April 15, 32 tested by public health and GMH. None were found to be positive for COVID-19.  The number of confirmed cases remains at 135.

On Thursday April 16, 11 were tested, none were positive. 135 confirmed.

On Friday April, 17,  32 were tested. 1 more sample was found to be positive raising to 136 the number of people on Guam who have tested positive for COVID-19.

On Saturday April 18, 7 tests were conducted by public health. None were positive. 136 confirmed.

DPHSS Office of Vital Statistics Update

The DPHSS Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) continues to process birth, marriage, death certificates, and other vital certificates at its new location on the first floor, west side of the Ran-Care Building on 761 South Marine Corps Drive across from National Office Supply in Tamuning. Face coverings are required before entering. OVS is open Monday through Friday, except on holidays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hours of operation for marriage processing is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, call (671) 727-5246.

Revised Extension of Controlled Substances Registration Expiration Date

All current holders of the Guam Controlled Substances Registration (CSR), which authorizes them to manufacture, distribute, or dispense (pharmaceutical) controlled substances, whose CSR expired in March 2020, or will expire in April, May, June, July, and August of this year will have their expiration date extended to September 30, 2020. Submission of renewal application and fee for these registrants are not required. Any physician or institution seeking a new CSR will still need to apply and pay all applicable fees. For more information, call the DPHSS Division of Environmental Health at 300-9568.

CDC Recommends Postponing Routine Medical or Dental Care at this Time
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal partners recommend postponing routine medical or dental care at this time to reduce the burden on the healthcare system. If you cannot postpone medical treatment, call your provider.

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