November 16, 2021, 5:55 p.m. (ChST)
Two COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported; COVID-19 Test Results: 41 New Cases, 28 Hospitalized; Food Commodities Distribution Continues November 18; Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Two COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported
The Joint Information Center was notified of two (2) COVID-19-related fatalities:
The 259th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on November 15, 2021. The patient was a 66-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on October 9, 2021.
The 260th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GMH on November 16, 2021. The patient was an 80-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 3, 2021.
“Jeff, Josh, and I pray for healing and offer our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost the most during this pandemic,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “The only thing we can control are our personal efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure we are all doing our part to not let the virus affect our most vulnerable loved ones.”
28 Hospitalized for COVID-19
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 86 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 6 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.
*Population is based on the 2018 Statistical Yearbook. Pending population update.
COVID-19 Test Results: 41 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported forty-one (41) new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,222 tests performed on November 15. Fifteen (15) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 18,983 officially reported cases, 260 deaths, 1,807 cases in active isolation, and 16,916 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 3.3.
Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate
Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification (ID)
Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (first two doses), the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
Anyone age 65 years and older
Anyone age 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions
Anyone 18 years and older with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to their occupation (e.g. healthcare workers, law enforcement, fire, K-12 teachers and support staff, university faculty, daycare employees, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, USPS workers, corrections workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers) or institutional settings.