• By Pacific island Times News Staff

Four more Covid deaths reported; 251 new cases in 3 days

The Joint Information Center reported four new Covid-19 fatalities today, bringing Guam's death toll to 98.

A 72-year-old man died at the U.S. Naval Hospital around 6:55 p.m. last night. The patient, who had underlying conditions, was admitted to the Naval Hospital on Oct. 31 and was a known positive case.

A 50-year-old man died at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 10:25 p.m. last night. The patient tested positive for Covid-19 upon admission on Nov. 4.

At approximately 1:02 a.m. today, another patient died at GMH. The patient was a 64-year-old woman with underlying conditions that were further compounded by Covid-19. She was admitted to GMH on Oct. 30 and was a known positive case.

Guam’s 98th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City at approximately 10:34 a.m. today. The patient was a 65-year-old woman with underlying conditions that were further compounded by Covid-19. She was admitted to GRMC on Nov. 16 and tested positive upon admission.

“Our day is filled with sorrow as we learn of four more passings to COVID-19. May their families accept our deepest condolences and sympathies,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Too many souls have been lost to this virus and too many people have been left to grieve. Our vigilance and our commitment to protecting each other are what will get us through this.”

From Nov. 13 to 15, tests results confirmed 251 new cases, broken as follows: 71 on Nov. 13; 167 on Nov. 14 and 13 on Nov. 15.

Of the 251 cases, 171 cases were identified through contact tracing and clusters in congregating living settings were identified. Seven cases reported recent travel from and were identified in quarantine.

As of Nov. 16, the COVID Area Risk Score remains at 41.5 and will be recalculated once reports from all participating labs are up to date through the weekend. The CAR Score accounts for the incidence of new cases, how well current testing identifies these cases, and the rate of spread. An ideal CAR Score for Guam would be 5.0 and below.

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