13 new cases of COVID-19; CAR score still at 1.5

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Thirteen (13) new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 516 tests performed on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Three (3) cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 7,052 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 115 deaths, 555 cases in active isolation and 6,382 not in active isolation.

 

TODAY’S CAR SCORE

1.5

The COVID Risk Area (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 Thursday, December 10, and reflect results from Wednesday, December 9:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

NEW CASES

REPORTED TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

7,052

13

110

CONFIRMED CASES:

6,915

13

102

PROBABLE CASES:

137

0

8

 

COVID-19 TESTING

ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

7-DAY

% POSITIVE

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

93,013

516

4.5%

MOLECULAR TESTS

89,557

499

2.7%

ANTIGEN TEST

3,456

17

5.3%

SEROLOGY TESTS

315

1

60.0%

 

CASE BREAKDOWN

STATUS

TOTAL

CURRENT ISOLATION LOCATION

TOTAL

COVID-19 Death

115

Hospital

33

Active Isolation

555

Home

466

Not In Isolation

6,382

Isolation Facility

46

Civilian

6,728

Military

7

Military Service Member

324

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

28

5

0

33

IN ICU

8

2

0

10

ON VENTILATOR

6

2

0

8

One GDOE Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one GDOE employee from Southern High School tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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