53 new cases of COVID; BBMR employee tests positive

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The Joint Information Center reported 53 new cases of COVID-19. To date, there have been a total of 6,602 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 106 deaths, 1,605 cases in active isolation, and 4,846 not in active isolation.

From November 20–22, a total of 150 cases of COVID-19 were officially reported. Ninety-seven (97) of these cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, November 21, and Sunday, November 22. Of these cases, 83 cases were identified through contact tracing and 13 were identified through targeted community outreach. One (1) case reported recent travel and was identified in quarantine.

As of November 23, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score is 9.0. 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 Monday, November 23, 2020 and reflects results from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22, 2020:

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

TOTAL

NEW CASES

REPORTED TODAY

PAST 7 DAYS

COVID-19 CASES:

6,602

53

435

CONFIRMED CASES:

6,481

53

429

PROBABLE CASES:

121

0

6

 

COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING ON GUAM

TOTAL

NEW DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

REPORTED TODAY

PERCENT

POSITIVE

COVID-19 TESTS

82,065

773

8.0%

MOLECULAR TESTS

80,878

737

8.0%

ANTIGEN TEST

1,187

36

10.0%

 

CASE BREAKDOWN

STATUS

TOTAL

CURRENT ISOLATION LOCATION

TOTAL

COVID-19 Death

106

Hospital

48

Active Isolation

1,650

Home

1,495

Not In Isolation

4,846

Isolation Facility

76

Civilian

6,284

Military

31

Military Service Member

318

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

43

4

1

48

IN ICU

7

1

0

8

ON VENTILATOR

4

0

0

4

BBMR Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR) office will be closed until further notice due to an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 today.

BBMR staff will not return to the bureau until proper sanitization has been completed and cleared for re-entry of employees. BBMR is working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) to test all staff.

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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