Late Friday evening, 103 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the Joint Information Center today out of a sample size of 1,508 specimens collected on August 4. 7 of the new cases were reported by the Department of Defense.

However, Guam's hospitalization count has jumped to now having 28 island residents admitted due to the virus. The previous day's hospitalization count was 24. 4 of the hospitalized are receiving ICU level treatment, with 3 people requiring ventilator support. 14 people are admitted at the Guam Memorial Hospital in Tamuning, 11 are at Guam Regional Medical City in Dededo, and 3 are at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Agana Heights. 17 of the hospitalized are vaccinated and 11 are unvaccinated.  

To date, there have been a total of 55,925 officially reported cases with 382 deaths. 1,023 people are in active isolation, and 54,520 have recovered from the virus.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero also signed Executive Order No. 2022-20 earlier this week, relative to extending the public health emergency. The extension took effect on Friday and will expire on September 4.