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Two more Covid-19-related fatalities reported on Guam

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HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 102nd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital  at approximately 11 a.m. on November 20, 2020. The patient was a 37-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by Covid-19. He was admitted to GMH on November 6, 2020 and was a known positive case.

Guam’s 103rd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at GMH at approximately 5:05 p.m. on November 20, 2020. The patient was a 51-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by Covid-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 25, 2020 and tested positive upon admission.

"To their family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences. May your memories bring you strength during this difficult time," said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. "Throughout this pandemic, I have heard people compare Covid-19 to the seasonal flu; however, I strongly caution anyone making this comparison. Covid-19 is cold, ruthless, and numbing. It isolates people from those they love and prevents us from comforting each other when it is most needed. We cannot let our resolve falter, and I ask everyone to do what is necessary to save lives."

To date, there have been a total of 6,452 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 103 deaths, 1,919 cases in active isolation and 4,430 not in active isolation.

Of the 36 newly confirmed cases, four cases were identified through contact tracing. Five cases reported recent travel and were identified in quarantine.

As of November 20, 2020, the Covid Area Risk or CAR Score is 15.7. 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.

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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