CAR score drops to 1.7 but Guam records 263rd COVID-linked death

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 263rd COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on November 19, 2021. The patient was a 69-year-old female, unvaccinated. She tested positive on November 19, 2021.

“Jeff, Josh, and I pray for solace for her friends and family,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s remain persistent with our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at upcoming gatherings. Continue to wear your mask around others that are not within your immediate household, keep a safe and healthy distance between yourself and others, and do not attend a social gathering if you are sick. These are all important measures to emerge out of this holiday season, stronger.”

Cumulative Test Results: 23 New Cases of COVID-19 from November 19 – 21

On Monday, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported three (3) new cases of COVID-19 out of 212 tests performed on November 21.

An additional 20 cases were also reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary COVID-19 test results reported November 20 – 21. Official case counts for the past weekend results are as follows:

  • November 20: 13 of 1,123 test positive for COVID-19 (4 cases previously reported). Three (3) cases were identified through contact tracing.

  • November 21: 15 of 617 test positive for COVID-19 (4 cases previously reported). Four (4) cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 19,092 officially reported cases, 263 deaths, 1,874 cases in active isolation, and 16,955 not in active isolation.

The CAR Score has dropped to 1.7.

There are 20 hospitalizations for COVID-19.

CENSUS as of 5 p.m.

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

12

8

0

20

Pediatric Admissions

0

0

ICU

2

1

0

3

Ventilator

1

0

0

1

VACCINE STATUS

VACCINATED

UNVACCINATED

INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)

Hospitalized

10

10

0

Total in Population*

124,982

16,625

12,229

Rate per 100,000 Population

8

60

0

SPECIAL NOTE: Based on today’s data, if we were to compare two (2) hypothetical populations of 100,000 people each, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, there would be 8 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 60 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 8 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated. *Estimated population is based on DPHSS Immunization Program analysis of 2020 Census data. Updates are expected pending further Census 2020 data breakdown.

(JIC Release)

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