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JIC RELEASE NO. 489 - Two COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported; Results: 11 of 396 Test Positive for COVID-19;DPHSS COVID-19 Community Mass Testing Continues Tomorrow

Two COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported

The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 116th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. on November 19, 2020. The patient was a 85-year-old female with underlying conditions and expired at home in hospice care. She was a known COVID-19 case and was previously admitted to the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH). The patient’s death certificate was recently amended resulting in late reporting. 

 

JIC RELEASE NO. 488 - Results: 27 of 443 Test Positive for COVID-19;DPHSS COVID-19 Community Mass Testing Continues this Weekend

Results: 27 New Cases of COVID-19 
Twenty-seven (27) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 443 tests performed on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Six (6) cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 7,079 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 115 deaths, 551 cases in active isolation and 6,413 not in active isolation.

 

TODAY’S CAR SCORE

JIC RELEASE NO. 487 - One Talofofo Mayor’s Office Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19;Food Commodities Distribution Through Village Mayors Continues

One Talofofo Mayor’s Office Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19
The Talofofo Mayor’s Office was notified that an employee was tested positive for COVID-19. The office will be closed today so that deep cleaning and disinfecting services can take place. The office will resume normal business operations on Monday, December 14, 2020. 

JIC RELEASE NO. 486 - Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee Holds First Meeting

The Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee (VAPPC) held its inaugural meeting Thursday afternoon to orientate the committee members on their role and update and inform them on progress made regarding the COVID-19 vaccine as it relates to Guam.

Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Director Art San Agustin welcomed the VAPPC members and led discussions while DPHSS Bureau of Communicable Disease Control Administrator Annette Aguon gave a brief presentation, which includes:

JIC RELEASE NO. 485 - Two COVID-19 Related Fatalities Reported; Results: 13 New Cases of COVID-19;DPHSS COVID-19 Community Mass Testing Starts Tomorrow;One GDOE Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Two COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported
The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 114th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 10:38 a.m. on December 7, 2020. The patient was a 60-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 1, 2020 and tested positive upon admission. 

JIC RELEASE NO. 484 - DPHSS COVID-19 Community Mass Testing Resumes Friday

DPHSS COVID-19 Community Mass Testing Resumes Friday

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) will resume COVID-19 community mass testing on Friday, December 11, 2020. DPHSS, in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Judiciary of Guam, Mayors’ Council of Guam, Guam National Guard, Department of Public Works, Guam Police Department, Micronesia Mall Management, Guam Premier Outlet Management, and other Government of Guam and Federal Agencies, will hold community testing at no cost to the people of Guam.

 

JIC RELEASE NO. 483 - Results: 13 New Cases of COVID-19; Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee Meeting

Thirteen (13) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 627 tests performed on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Four (4) cases were identified through contact tracing. One (1) case reported recent travel and was identified in quarantine.

 

To date, there have been a total of 7,039 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 113 deaths, 594 cases in active isolation and 6,332 not in active isolation.

NWS Advisory in Effect; Avoid Hazardous Seas and Dangerous Rip Currents

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisory in effect:

high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Thursday night. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. Dangerous rip currents are expected along east facing reefs.

JIC RELEASE NO. 482 - Results: 7 New Cases of COVID-19; Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Storage for COVID-19 Vaccines on Guam

Special Note: As of December 7, 2020, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) surveillance team now reports COVID-19 testing using the number of specimens tested. Under the previous testing definition, COVID-19 test reporting did not include follow-up testing for known COVID-19 cases. Known cases often receive follow-up testing for COVID-19, including both diagnostic and serology testing.

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