112 new COVID cases; 2 more GDOE employees test positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 112 new cases of COVID-19 today. Of the 112 cases, 66 cases were identified through contact tracing. Four (4) cases reported recent travel and were identified in quarantine.

As of November 18, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score is 20.3. 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.

Special Note: Beginning next week, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) will shift from daily situation reports to weekly reports in order to provide for more comprehensive data analysis. To reflect this, the Joint Information Center (JIC) will report profiles of confirmed cases on a weekly basis only. COVID-19 test results and other key data will continue to be reported on a daily basis.

For information on COVID-19 cases, visit the official COVID-19 Situation Report and Dashboard at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

COVID-19 Results

To date, there have been a total of 6,346 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 100 deaths, 1,905 cases in active isolation and 4,341 not in active isolation.

The following tables provide COVID-19 test results reported to the JIC on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 and reflect results from Tuesday, November 17, 2020:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

6,346

112

552

CONFIRMED CASES:

6,225

104

535

PROBABLE CASES:

121

8

17

 

COVID-19 TESTING

ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

PERCENT

POSITIVE

COVID-19 TESTS

79,919

759

8.0%

MOLECULAR TESTS

78,628

612

7.9%

ANTIGEN TEST

1,077

147

11.2%

 

CASE BREAKDOWN

STATUS

TOTAL

CURRENT ISOLATION LOCATION

TOTAL

COVID-19 Death

100

Hospital

65

Active Isolation

1,905

Home

1,746

Not In Isolation

4,341

Isolation Facility

67

Civilian

6,031

Military

27

Military Service Member

315

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

58

3

4

65

IN ICU

12

2

1

15

ON VENTILATOR

6

1

1

8

Two GDOE Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that two GDOE employees from Wettengel Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

The GDOE is working closely with DPHSS to conduct contact tracing and any close contacts of the confirmed cases will be contacted directly. Areas of the campus have been cleaned and disinfected as needed. Hard copy packet and food distribution will not be interrupted.

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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