109th COVID-linked death; 50 new cases; CAR score goes down further to 6.8

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 109th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 11:02 a.m. The patient was a 65-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 22, 2020, and was a known positive case.

“There is no pain like losing a loved one. To his family and friends, please accept our condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As we lose more and more of our neighbors to COVID-19, we cannot become numb to the news. These people are more than numbers–they were friends, co-workers, siblings, parents, children. They are more than the illness they succumbed to. So it is our duty, our responsibility to keep each other safe. Our vigilance is the only vaccine we have.”

Results: 50 Test Positive for COVID-19

To date, there have been a total of 6,705 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 109 deaths, 1,639 cases in active isolation, and 4,957 not in active isolation.

Of these 50 cases, 19 cases were identified through contact tracing. One (1) case reported recent travel and was identified in quarantine.

As of November 25, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score is 6.8. 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 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and reflects results from Tuesday, November 24, 2020:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

NEW CASES

REPORTED TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

6,705

50

359

CONFIRMED CASES:

6,580

47

355

PROBABLE CASES:

125

3

4

 

COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

PERCENT

POSITIVE

COVID-19 TESTS

83,810

1,119

8.0%

MOLECULAR TESTS

82,584

1,106

8.0%

ANTIGEN TEST

1,226

13

9.7%

 

CASE BREAKDOWN

STATUS

TOTAL

CURRENT ISOLATION LOCATION

TOTAL

COVID-19 Death

109

Hospital

45

Active Isolation

1,639

Home

1,489

Not In Isolation

4,957

Isolation Facility

80

Civilian

6,386

Military

26

Military Service Member

319

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

43

2

0

45

IN ICU

10

1

0

11

ON VENTILATOR

4

0

0

4

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.

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