10 of 415 test positive for COVID-19; CAR score is 1.6

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Ten (10) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 415 tests performed on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Three (3) cases were identified through contact tracing. One (1) case reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 7,193 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 119 deaths, 461 cases in active isolation, and 6,613 not in active isolation.

TODAY’S CAR SCORE

1.6

The COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score accounts for the incidence of new cases, how well current testing identifies these cases, and the rate of spread. Given the recent surges, Guam’s first step has been to achieve a sustained CAR Score of 5.0 and below. The ideal long-term goal is to sustain a CAR Score of 2.5 or less, which has been shown to correlate with very low to zero COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths. To learn more about the CAR Score, visit Strive for Five.

The following tables provide COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Friday, December 18 and reflects results from Thursday, December 17:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

NEW CASES

REPORTED TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

7,193

10

114

CONFIRMED CASES:

7,026

9

84

PROBABLE CASES:

167

1

30

 

COVID-19 TESTING

ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

7-DAY

% POSITIVE

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

97,450

415

2.8%

MOLECULAR TESTS

92,574

388

2.6%

ANTIGEN TEST

4,876

27

3.3%

SEROLOGY TESTS

321

0

2.7%

 

CASE BREAKDOWN

STATUS

SEX

CURRENT ISOLATION LOCATION

COVID-19 Death

119

Female

2,984

Hospital

25

Active Isolation

461

Male

4,208

Home

394

Not In Isolation

6,613

AGE GROUP

Isolation Facility

34

Civilian

6,864

0-9

423

Military

8

Military Service Member

329

10-19

710

EPI-LINK TO COVID-19 CASE

Travel History

296

20-29

1,472

Household Contact

1,800

US

255

30-39

1,350

Community Contact

968

Dubai

2

40-49

1,364

Workplace Contact

1,095

Japan

3

50-59

1,068

Healthcare Contact

84

Mexico

1

60-69

552

RESIDENCE

Philippines

34

70-79

187

North

4,111

Singapore

1

80-89

56

Central

1,895

Identified in Quarantine

268

90+

10

South

798

Homeless

4

Non-resident

96

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

20

5

0

25

IN ICU

8

1

0

9

ON VENTILATOR

4

1

0

5

 

GBHWC Crisis Hotline

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline that is available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or are needing to talk to someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

(JIC Release No. 498)

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