94th COVID-linked death; 156 new COVID cases

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 94th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at 10:10 a.m. The patient was a 73-year-old female with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. She was transferred to GMH from the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on November 7, 2020 and was a known positive case.

“To her family and friends, may you find comfort from the support of an island who mourns with you. Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Our hearts may be troubled and our troubles and sorrows may seem everlasting, but if we remain true to our commitment, we can overcome.”

Cumulative Results

The Joint Information Center has reported 156 new COVID cases as of 6:10 pm, Sunday, Nov. 15.

To date, there have been a total of 6,121 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 94 deaths, 2,085 cases in active isolation and 3,942 not in active isolation.

As of November 15, 2020, the COVID Area Risk (CAR) Score remains at 41.5 and will be recalculated once reports from all participating labs are up to date through the weekend. 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 breakdown provides cumulative COVID-19 test results reported to the Joint Information Center on Sunday, November 15 and reflects results from Saturday, November 14:

Laboratory

New Cases Reported on Sunday, November 15

Samples Tested on Saturday, November 14

Total Negative Tests (March 12 – November 14)

Total Reported Cases (March 12 – November 15, 2020)

Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) Guam Public Health Laboratory (GPHL)

156

619

37,872

3,445

Department of Defense (DoD)

N/A

N/A

8,704

578

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS)

N/A

N/A

9,549

896

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) Laboratory

N/A

N/A

6,164

366

Guam National Guard (GUNG) Laboratory

N/A

N/A

17

0

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) Laboratory

N/A

N/A

4,661

285

Private Clinics

N/A

N/A

3,515

438

Other Laboratories

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Probable Case

N/A

N/A

773

111

AS OF 6:10 PM, SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Total Confirmed:

156

Total Samples Tested:

619

Total Negative Tests:

71,255

Total COVID-19 Cases:

6,121

 

COVID HOSPITAL CENSUS

Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Regional Medical City

U.S. Naval Hospital

TOTAL

COVID ADMISSION

66

3

6

75

IN ICU

15

3

3

21

ON VENTILATOR

10

0

2

12

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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