Twelve new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 577 tests performed on Tuesday, April 27. One case reported recent travel history and was identified in quarantine. One case was identified through contact tracing.
To date, there have been a total of 7,951 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 136 deaths, 76 cases in active isolation, and 7,739 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.8.
The community is reminded to remain vigilant:
Remain home if you are sick. Keep away from others who are sick and limit face-to-face contact with others.
Keep a safe distance of 6 feet or more between yourself and others who are outside of your household.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
If visiting elderly family members, continue to practice social distancing to protect those you love.
Today, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed one case in which an individual tested positive for Covid-19. The individual has been identified as an employee at Agueda Johnston Middle School.
GDOE, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), has identified and notified the individuals who were in close contact with this individual. This individual will remain in isolation until cleared by DPHSS. Areas of the school campus have been cleaned and disinfected. Regular hours of operations will resume on Thursday, April 29.