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Guam has 55 hospital admissions, 169 new Covid positive cases

Covid-19 related hospital admissions have increased further to 55, with nine in ICU. Of this number, 32 are unvaccinated. The patients are being treated at the Guam Memorial Hospital, Guam Regional Medical City, and U.S. Naval Hospital.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) on Thursday reported 169 new cases of Covid-19 out of 1,496 tests performed on Sept. 1. Seventy-four cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date there have been a total of 10,909 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 150 deaths, 1,763 cases in active isolation and 8,996 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 46.1.

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

Student cases were identified at Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School, Talofofo Elementary School, Agueda I. Johnston Middle School, Oceanview Middle School, George Washington High School, and John F. Kennedy High School. Employee cases were identified at Captain H.B. Price Elementary School and John F. Kennedy High 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.

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