DPHSS – CAR Score To No Longer Be Used

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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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