Of 105 new COVID-19 cases, 71 came from military testing

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US Naval Hospital Guam (PNC file photo)

Of the 105 additional cases of COVID-19 reported today, the breakdown provided by the Joint Information Center shows that the majority comes from the military/Department of Defense.

According to JIC, 71 of the 105 cases came from testing at Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)1/U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam.

It’s unclear, however, whether this total is just from a single day of testing.

Earlier, the Navy stated that the previous DoD high of 18 positive COVID test results from U.S. Naval Hospital Guam testing announced Friday, August 14, were not all conducted on August 13.

According to Joint Region Marianas, the results were aggregated from tests performed August 11-13 and persons tested included a mix of active duty service members, National Guard members, civilians, and military dependents.

As for today’s tally, the US Navy’s LCDR Rick Moore said individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 as announced in the August 20 JIC release included active duty service members, National Guard members, civilians and military dependents, who presented to military healthcare clinics or who were identified for testing through contact tracing.

Moore said the results were aggregated from tests performed August 17-19. None of these individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 announced in the August 20 JIC release reported recent travel.

JIC Release No. 278

Of the 105 new cases, 51 cases were identified through contact tracing and eight cases reported recent travel and were identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 704 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 6 deaths, 381 not in isolation, and 317 cases in active isolation. Of those cases, 578 are classified as civilians and 126 are military service members.

Cumulative Results

The following breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results for Thursday, August 20, 2020:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Thursday, August 20

Samples Tested (August 19)

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – August 20)

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

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

20

337

16,334

348

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

71

444

4,378

182

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)2

6

67

4,446

103

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory3

2

48

3,519

44

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory4

0

0

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory5

0

45

1,139

4

Private Clinics6

6

21

155

13

Other Laboratories

0

N/A

N/A

2

Probable cases

0

N/A

N/A

8

AS OF 7:35 PM, THURSDAY,

AUGUST 20, 2020

Total Confirmed:

105

Total Samples Tested:

962

Total Negative Cases (March 12 – August 20):

29,988

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

704

1Beginning March 26, 2020 3Beginning April 15, 2020 5Beginning April 30, 2020

2Beginning March 31, 2020 4Beginning April 23, 2020 6Beginning August 10, 2020

Profiles of Confirmed Cases

STATUS

MEDICAL STATUS1

GENDER

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

TRAVEL HISTORY3

AGE GROUP

Civilian:      578

Military:      126

Stable:             304

Hospitalized2:    13

Released:         381

Deaths:              06

Female:    319

Male:       385

North:           341

Central:        175

South:           121

Homeless:      04

Non-resident: 53

Dubai:            02

Japan:             01

Philippines:    18

Singapore:      01

U.S.:               61

Mexico:          01

Identified in Quarantine:    62

90+:              01

80-89:           09

70-79:           24

60-69:           68

50-59:           99

40-49:         104

30-39:         144

20-29:         182

10-19:           51

0-9:               22

1Some cases that were previously released from isolation have tested positive through follow-up testing

2Hospitalization rate is based on intake numbers reported by GMH and USNH. This number may be subject to change.

3Some cases traveled to more than one country

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