2 COVID-linked deaths; 36 new COVID cases

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 102nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 11 a.m. on November 20, 2020. The patient was a 37-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on November 6, 2020 and was a known positive case.

Guam’s 103rd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GMH at approximately 5:05 p.m. on November 20, 2020. The patient was a 51-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 25, 2020 and tested positive upon admission.

“To their family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences. May your memories bring you strength during this difficult time,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Throughout this pandemic, I have heard people compare COVID-19 to the seasonal flu; however, I strongly caution anyone making this comparison. COVID-19 is cold, ruthless, and numbing. It isolates people from those they love and prevents us from comforting each other when it is most needed. We cannot let our resolve falter, and I ask everyone to do what is necessary to save lives.”

Special Note: The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has shifted 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 http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

COVID-19 Results

To date, there have been a total of 6,452 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 103 deaths, 1,919 cases in active isolation and 4,430 not in active isolation.

Of the 36 newly confirmed cases, Four (4) cases were identified through contact tracing. Five (5) cases reported recent travel and were identified in quarantine.

As of November 20, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score is 15.7. 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 JIC on Friday, November 20, 2020, and reflects results from Thursday, November 19, 2020:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

6,452

36

528

CONFIRMED CASES:

6,331

36

518

PROBABLE CASES:

121

0

10

 

COVID-19 TESTING

ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

PERCENT

POSITIVE

COVID-19 TESTS

81,034

467

8.0%

MOLECULAR TESTS

79,667

400

8.0%

ANTIGEN TEST

1,151

67

10.3%

 

CASE BREAKDOWN

STATUS

TOTAL

CURRENT ISOLATION LOCATION

TOTAL

COVID-19 Death

103

Hospital

56

Active Isolation

1,919

Home

1,767

Not In Isolation

4,430

Isolation Facility

67

Civilian

6,135

Military

30

Military Service Member

317

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

51

2

3

56

IN ICU

11

1

1

13

ON VENTILATOR

5

0

1

6

One GDOE Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed that one GDOE employee from Liguan Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. This case was identified through contact tracing efforts. 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.

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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