HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 123rd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 11:50 a.m. Saturday. The patient was a 68-year-old male with underlying conditions. He was admitted to GMH on December 14, 2020 and was a known positive.
“Nothing can truly prepare us for the loss of a loved one, and Covid-19 is especially ruthless in its isolation. We are told by scripture that those who mourn shall be comforted, and I hope you do find comfort in the support and love of those around you. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send his family and friends our heartfelt condolences and sympathies," said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero.
No new cases
On Friday, January 1, 2021, zero new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 34 tests performed.
To date, there have been a total of 7,326 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 123 deaths, 156 cases in active isolation and 7,047 not in active isolation.
The island’s CAR score is 0.5.
The Covid Area Risk or CAR score accounts for the incidence of new cases, how well current testing identifies these cases, and the rate of spread. The ideal long-term goal is to sustain a CAR Score of 2.5 or less, which has been shown to correlate with very low to zero Covid-related hospitalizations and deaths.