DPHSS – CAR Score To No Longer Be Used


The CAR Score will no longer be used to report the status of COVID cases in Guam. The Physicians Advisory Group voted to terminate its usage yesterday and will no longer be included in the releases from the Joint Information Center.

Earlier today, during a virtual Public Health Press Conference, Public Health Territorial Epidemiologist Dr Anne Pubotski provided details for the sudden omission of the CAR Score. Dr. Pubotski says the score is based on the 7 day rolling average of daily cases, which, in turn, is based on test positivity and retransmission value, and compares the previous week to the current week. It does not include hospitalizations or ICU’s or death. Dr. Pubotski says at this point in the pandemic the score is just not a very good indicator.

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. Prior to joining PNC Don gained professional and life experience through a variety of odd jobs ranging from an administrative assistant to a bouncer to a luxury retail salesman. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team not only to broaden his writing skill but also to challenge himself to get in front of the camera, ultimately furthering his passion to promote an informed and politically engaged Mariånas. Don's beat is Court, Crime, and Regional and is also PNC's Lead Reporter.