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  • Writer's pictureBy Pacific Island Times News Staff

93 new cases, 47 hospitalizations on Guam

The latest statistics from the Joint Information Center indicated an increase in the number of vaccinated individuals getting admitted into the hospitals for Covid treatment.

The Guam Memorial Hospital and Guam Regional Medical City have reported 47 Covid-related hospitalizations as of 6 p.m. Sept 4. Of this number 26 are unvaccinated and 21 are vaccinated.

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of 93 new cases of COVID-19 from 715 specimens analyzed on Sept 3. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

To date there have been a total of 11,199 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 151 deaths, 1,922 cases in active isolation and 9,126 not in active isolation. As of September 3, the CAR Score is 46.8.

The Guam Department of Education confirmed two positive cases for Covid-19 involving students, and two positive cases involving employees.

Student cases were identified at Finegayan Elementary School and Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School. Employee cases were identified at Daniel L. Perez and Agueda I Johnston Middle School. In collaboration with the DPHSS, GDOE has identified and notified teachers as well as parents of students who may have been in contact with the index case in order to schedule testing.

Tested individuals will remain in quarantine until they are cleared by DPHSS. Cleaning and disinfecting of areas of the campuses are taking place.

The Archdiocese of Agana reported that Dominican Child Development Center has identified two more cases of Covid-19 involving students enrolled in its pre-K to kindergarten school.

There have been five students testing positive from Dominican Child Development Center to date.

One notified the school on Friday and one today.

Overall, the number of Catholic school students who have tested positive for Covid-19 is now 39.

Dominican Child Development Center Principal Sister Eva Gamotin, OP has notified the Department of Public Health and Social Services and the Archdiocese of Agaña’s Covid-19 Liaison.

The school is working with DPHSS and the liaison on contact tracing and testing for those with possible exposure. Sister Eva is also communicating with parents/guardians of the affected students.

Following the governor’s executive order, DCDC suspended in-person learning for its Pre-K and Kindergarten students last Aug. 30. The school starts remote learning for its Pre-K and kindergarteners next Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The DCDC daycare section of the school is operating on-site for pre-school children as permitted by the executive order There are no positive cases among the daycare children.

At the Port Authority of Guam, two more employees have tested positive for Covid-19.

These two vaccinated employees were exposed to the Covid19 positive case reported Sept. 1 and were identified through contact tracing.


The Port’s Contact Tracing Team has identified 23 close contacts connected with these two positive cases.

“Despite our best efforts at the Port Authority to stop Covid19’s spread among our workforce, we are seeing a surge because of the delta variant. These three latest positives are all connected and within the same division, so clearly this brings us to a whole new level of concern," said Rory J. Respicio, the port's general manager.

"Public Health Director Art San Agustin and his staff, continue to provide timely testing for those identified through contact tracing efforts and we will continue to follow all of the Governor’s directives as well as the CDC guidelines for critical infrastructure worker,” said Respicio.

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