107th COVID-linked death; 53 new COVID-19 cases; CAR score down to 8.9

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 107th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 12:15 a.m. The patient was a 55-year-old female with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. She was admitted to GMH on November 8, 2020, and tested positive upon admission.

“To her family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our deepest condolences and sympathies. You remain in our thoughts and prayers,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Scripture tells us a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Without a vaccine, the best tool we have against this virus is our commitment to doing what is necessary. Do not let your hearts and minds be burdened by the darkness.”

Results: 53 Test Positive for COVID-19

To date, there have been a total of 6,655 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 107 deaths, 1,596 cases in active isolation and 4,952 not in active isolation.

Of these 53 cases, 9 cases were identified through contact tracing. One (1) case reported recent travel and was identified in quarantine.

As of November 24, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score is 8.9. 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 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 and reflects results from Monday, November 23, 2020:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

NEW CASES

REPORTED TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

6,655

53

421

CONFIRMED CASES:

6,533

52

412

PROBABLE CASES:

122

1

9

 

COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

PERCENT

POSITIVE

COVID-19 TESTS

82,691

626

8.0%

MOLECULAR TESTS

81,478

600

8.0%

ANTIGEN TEST

1,213

26

9.8%

 

CASE BREAKDOWN

STATUS

TOTAL

CURRENT ISOLATION LOCATION

TOTAL

COVID-19 Death

107

Hospital

49

Active Isolation

1,596

Home

1,440

Not In Isolation

4,952

Isolation Facility

78

Civilian

6,337

Military

29

Military Service Member

318

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

44

4

1

49

IN ICU

7

1

1

9

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. 464)

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