November 24, 2021, 6:10 p.m. (ChST)
Governor Leon Guerrero Signs Executive Order No. 2021-30; COVID-19 Test Results: 20 New Cases, 12 Hospitalized; 65 Cases with Variants Identified; Revised COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Schedule
Governor Leon Guerrero Signs Executive Order No. 2021-30
Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order No. 2021-30, relative to extending the public health emergency. Effective November 30, 2021, the public health emergency declaration is now scheduled to expire on December 30, 2021.
12 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 4 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 42 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 11 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated. *Estimated population is based on DPHSS Immunization Program analysis of 2020 Census data. Updates are expected pending further Census 2020 data breakdown.
COVID-19 Test Results: 20 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 out of 936 tests performed on November 23. Seven (7) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 19,137 officially reported cases, 263 deaths, 1,714 cases in active isolation, and 17,160 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 1.3.
65 Cases with Variants Identified
Today, DPHSS received sixty-five (65) new results from virus samples collected on Guam between August 10 to September 30, which have undergone genome sequencing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DPHSS received the eleventh set of results from the CDC. Two (2) of the sixty-five (65) samples received were identified as Variants Being Monitored (VBM) while sixty-three (63) of the sixty-five (65) were identified as the Delta Variant of Concern (VOC). The breakdown is as follows:
Two (2) B.1.1.7