The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 199 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,540 tests performed on September 20. Forty-eight cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 13,859 officially reported cases of Covid=-19 with 181 deaths, 2,883 cases in active isolation, and 10,795 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 32.9.
There are 74 hospitalizations, with 48 unvaccinated and four unknown vaccination statuses. Of the 74 patients, 15 are in ICU and eight are on ventilators.
Today, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed positive cases for Covid-19 involving Four employees. The employee cases were identified at Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School and three separate cases at Astumbo Elementary 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.
As of Sept. 20, 110 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 37 residents received their dose in the single-dose series, and an additional 354 residents have become fully vaccinated.
To date, a total of 116,538 (85.51) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated.