104th COVID-linked death; 24 of 226 test positive for COVID-19

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 104th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 2:36 p.m. The patient was a 57-year-old female with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. She was admitted to GMH on November 5, 2020 and was a known positive case.

“Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I extend our sincerest condolences and sympathies to her family and friends,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As the pandemic continues to test our limits, supporting one another becomes more important than ever. If you know someone struggling, I encourage you to reach out and see what you can do to help. This virus is isolating but it doesn’t diminish the importance of human connection.”

COVID-19 Results: 24 of 226 Test Positive For COVID-19

To date, there have been a total of 6,476 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 104 deaths, 1,942 cases in active isolation and 4,430 not in active isolation.

As of November 21, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score is 15.7 and will be recalculated once reports from all participating labs are up to date through the weekend. The CAR Score accounts for the incidence of new cases, how well current testing identifies these cases, and the rate of spread. An ideal CAR Score for Guam would be 5.0 and below. 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 Saturday, November 21, 2020 and reflects results from Friday, November 20, 2020:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

NEW CASES

REPORTED TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

6,476

24

N/A

CONFIRMED CASES:

N/A

N/A

N/A

PROBABLE CASES:

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

PERCENT

POSITIVE

COVID-19 TESTS

81,044

226

8.0%

MOLECULAR TESTS

N/A

N/A

N/A

ANTIGEN TEST

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

48

3

3

54

IN ICU

9

1

1

11

ON VENTILATOR

4

0

1

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. 460)

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