HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 124th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at Guam Regional Medical City Wednesday night at approximately 7:53 p.m. The patient was a 52-year-old male. He was admitted to GRMC on January 6, 2021 and tested positive upon admission.
"In the words of a great poet, though we weep for your loss, you will dwell in our hearts, safe from the storms or darkness. To his family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our sincerest condolences and sympathies. May his memory live on through those who knew him," said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero.
Eight new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 463 tests performed on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Six cases reported recent travel and were identified in quarantine.
To date, there have been a total of 7,386 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 124 deaths, 117 cases in active isolation and 7,145 not in active isolation.
Guam’s CAR Score on Thursday was 1.2.
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.