Guam records 109 new cases, 27 hospital admissions
The Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) and Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) today reported 27 Covid-related hospital admissions. Of the 27, 18 are unvaccinated and nine are vaccinated.
No information was available from the U.S. Naval Hospital as of 6 p.m. Saturday.
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of 109 new cases of Covid-19 from 837 specimens analyzed on Aug. 27.
Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, Aug.30.
To date, there have been a total of 10,155 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 145 deaths, 1,186 cases in active isolation and 8,824 not in active isolation. As of August 27, the CAR Score is 30. As of Aug. 27, 477 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 121 residents received their dose in the single-dose series and an additional 329 residents have become fully vaccinated.
To date, a total of 108,712 (79.76 percent) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 8,866 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, as well as Guam's fully vaccinated adult population of 99,846.
Today, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed 17 positive cases for Covid-19 involving students, and five positive cases involving employees. Student cases were identified at Agana Heights Elementary School, B.P. Carbullido Elementary School, Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School, C.L. Taitano Elementary School, Inarajan ElementarySchool, Juan M.Guerrero Elementary School, Inarajan Middle School, George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Simon Sanchez High School, and Southern High School with seven separate cases.
Employee cases were identified at Agana Height Elementary School, Agueda I. Johnston Middle School, George Washington High School, Simon Sanchez High School, and GDOE Central Office. 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.