Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 848 November 8, 2021, 6:25 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 848 November 8, 2021, 6:25 p.m. (ChST)

Press Release

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 848

November 8, 2021, 6:25 p.m. (ChST)

 

Two COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported, COVID-19-related Fatalities Adjusted;

COVID-19 Updates: Cumulative Test Results: 49 New Cases, 40 Hospitalized

 

Two COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported

The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified of two (2) COVID-19-related fatalities.

 

  • The 248th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on November 6, 2021. The patient was female, age unknown, with unknown vaccination status and unknown underlying health conditions. She tested positive on November 6, 2021.

  • The 249th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital on November 6, 2021. The patient was a 56-year-old female, unvaccinated with unknown underlying health conditions. She tested positive on November 6, 2021.

“While there are truly no words to bring relief when there is such great loss, Jeff, Josh, and I offer our condolences and sympathies to those that loved them,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Even in these hard times, do not forget the large part we have in preventing more days filled with grief – by referring to the basics and maintaining social distancing between yourself and others that are outside your household.”

 

A COVID-19 positive patient whose death was reported as a COVID-19-related fatality on November 5, 2021 was subsequently found not to be the result of COVID-19. The Department of Public Health and Social Service (DPHSS) Office of Epidemiology and Research has revised the COVID-19-related fatality count to 249. 

 

40 Hospitalized for COVID-19

CENSUS as of 5 p.m

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

28

11

1

40

Pediatric Admissions

2

-

-

2

ICU 

5

1

0

6

Ventilator

4

1

0

5

 

VACCINE STATUS

VACCINATED

UNVACCINATED

INELIGIBLE
(0-11 years of age)

Hospitalized

17

21

1

Total in Population*

124,231

12,062

32,029

Rate per 100,000 Population

14

174

3

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 14 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 174 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 12 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.

*Population is based on the 2018 Statistical Yearbook.


Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 49 New Cases of COVID-19 from November 5 – 7

Today, DPHSS reported five (5) new cases of COVID-19 out of 166 tests performed on November 7. One (1) case was identified through contact tracing.


An additional 44 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 6 – 7. Official case counts for the past weekend results are as follows:



To date, there have been a total of 18,688 officially reported cases, 249 deaths, 2,636 cases in active isolation, and 15,803 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 7.2.


FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING 

For more information, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing

Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Wednesday, Nov. 10,

Friday, Nov. 12 - Saturday, Nov. 13


8 a.m. - 

12 p.m.

Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada

Rapid antigen testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Four per vehicle. No symptoms are needed. Bring a photo ID.


Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Continues

DPHSS, in partnership with the Mayors’ Council of Guam and the Guam National Guard, continues to offer outpatient monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center in Mangilao. Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 may receive mAb therapy if they meet the eligibility criteria through a referral from their private physician, a COVID-19 community test site, or a hospital. A Pre-Screening Assessment has been developed to guide individuals who may be eligible for mAb treatment. To schedule an appointment, call 671-998-4627 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 671-734-9203 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, CLICK HERE.


UPDATED: FREE COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINATION VILLAGE CLINICS

(for 65 and older) Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

For appointments, register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme or call your village mayor.

DATE

VILLAGES SERVED

LOCATION

November 9 – 10:

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Mangilao/Barrigada/Chalan Pago-Ordot/MTM/Yona

UOG Field House

November 15: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.