COVID-19 hospitalizations reach 24

Guam Memorial Hospital
Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

The latest COVID-19 hospital census has reached 24, as 45 of 697 test positive for the virus.

Of the 24 hospitalizations, 19 are unvaccinated. The risk score remains at a high of 12.9.

In an effort to provide more information, the Joint Information Center (JIC) has returned to reporting COVID-19 results over the weekend.

24 Hospitalized for COVID-19 – 19 Unvaccinated
The Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH), Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) and the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) report the following COVID-19 hospital census, as of 6 p.m.:

COVID-19 Admission 12 12 0 24
ICU 2 2 0 4
Ventilator 0 1 0 1

Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 45 New Cases

On Saturday, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reports a preliminary case count of forty-five (45) new cases of COVID-19 from 697 specimens analyzed on August 20. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, August 23.

To date, there have been a total of 9,343 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 144 deaths, 612 cases in active isolation, and 8,578 not in active isolation. As of August 20, the CAR Score is 12.9.

Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of August 20, 347 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 44 residents received their dose in the single-dose series and an additional 305 residents have become fully vaccinated. To date, a total of 106,795 (78.36%) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 8,600 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, as well as Guam’s fully vaccinated adult population of 98,195.

(JIC Release)