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  • Writer's pictureBy Pacific Island Times News Staff

Guam's Covid risk score 39.3; New cases: 114; hospital admissions, 35

The number of Covid-related hospital admissions has gone up to 35, of which 21 are unvaccinated and 14 vaccinated.

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 114 new cases of Covid-19. The number includes 20 cases identified out of 291 tests performed on Aug. 29, and an additional 94 cases reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary test results reported Aug. 28- 29. Official case counts for the past weekend results are as follows:

  • Aug. 28: 174 of 1,603 test positive: 82 cases were identified through contact tracing.

  • Aug. 29: 113 of 1,307 test positive: 60 cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date there have been a total of 10,353 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 145 deaths, 1,358 cases in active isolation and 8,850 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 39.3.

Today, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed seven positive cases for Covid-19 involving students, and four positive cases involving employees. Student cases were identified at Adacao Elementary School, Inarajan Middle School, George Washington High School, Tiyan High School, and three separate cases identified at Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School. Employee cases were identified at Tamuning Elementary School, Agueda I. Johnston Middle School, F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School, and Southern 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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