2 COVID-linked deaths; 43 of 237 test positive; CAR score steady at 6.8

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 110th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 9:40 a.m. The patient was a 61-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 15, 2020 and was a known positive case.

Guam’s 111th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GMH at approximately 12:33 p.m. The patient was a 64-year-old female with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. She was admitted to GMH on November 8, 2020 and was a known positive case.

“It is with great sadness to report our 110th and 111th loss to COVID-19 on a day dedicated to giving thanks. To their family and friends, please accept our sincerest condolences. Though we cannot take away the pain, please know you have the support of the entire island community,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Today, I ask the people of Guam to pray for all those we lost to this virus, for those receiving care in the hospitals, our front-liners who are doing everything they can to keep us safe. Reach out to those close to your heart and mend wounds wherever they may be.”

Results: 43 of 237 Test Positive for COVID-19

To date, there have been a total of 6,748 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 111 deaths, 1,680 cases in active isolation and 4,957 not in active isolation.

As of November 26, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score is 6.8 and will be recalculated once reports from all participating labs are up to date. 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 Thursday, November 26, 2020, and reflects results provided by the Guam Public Health Lab from Wednesday, November 25, 2020:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

NEW CASES

REPORTED TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

6,748

43

N/A

CONFIRMED CASES:

N/A

N/A

N/A

PROBABLE CASES:

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

PERCENT

POSITIVE

COVID-19 TESTS

84,047

237

8.0%

MOLECULAR TESTS

N/A

N/A

N/A

ANTIGEN TEST

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

44

2

0

46

IN ICU

8

1

0

9

ON VENTILATOR

2

0

0

2

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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