December 1, 2021, 5:45 p.m. (ChST)
Three COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported;
COVID-19 Test Results: 15 New Cases, 13 Hospitalized;
UPDATED COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Schedule;
Food Commodities Distribution Continues
Three COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported
The Joint Information Center was notified of three (3) COVID-19-related fatalities:
The 264th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on November 26, 2021. The patient was a 68-year-old female, unvaccinated. She tested positive on November 10, 2021.
The 265th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GRMC on November 30, 2021. The patient was a 36-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 20, 2021.
The 266th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on December 1, 2021. The patient was a 54-year-old female, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on October 29, 2021.
“These tragic passings remind us that the pandemic is not over,” said Acting Governor Josh Tenorio. “To their loved ones, our hearts are with you during this most difficult time. With the holidays here and the promise that comes with a new year upon us, we must stay vigilant and stay the course. Continue to practice the three W’s, but also get vaccinated if you haven’t already and get your booster if it’s been six months or more since your last shot. These simple steps save lives and our collective efforts will get us through this together.”
GBHWC Crisis Hotline
The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) has a Crisis Hotline available 24/7
at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, or need to talk to
someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with
any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of COVID-19.
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face. Individuals who are sick are advised to:
Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.
Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.
Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.
13 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 6 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 37 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. *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: 15 New Cases of COVID-19
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported fifteen (15) new cases of COVID-19 out of 805 tests performed on November 30. One (1) case was identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 19,214 officially reported cases, 266 deaths, 1,560 cases in active isolation, and 17,388 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.6.