Guam reports 48 new cases; 10 hospital admissions; CAR score up 8.8
Forty-eight new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 855 tests performed on August 11. Six cases were identified through contact tracing. Two cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.
To date, there have been a total of 8,865 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 143 deaths, 313 cases in active isolation – inclusive of Ten hospitalized cases with one hospitalized case receiving ICU-level care, and 8,409 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 8.8.
At the Port Authority of Guam, general manager Rory J. Respicio has been notified that a third employee has tested Covid-19 positive this week.
This third positive case is also an employee who is not vaccinated but not related to the previous two Covid-19 positive cases reported earlier this week. The third positive Covid-19 case contracted the virus outside of the Port Authority and was identified through contact tracing.
The Port’s Contact Tracing Team has identified all close contacts here at the agency of this latest positive case.
Forty five employees have been identified as close contacts and have been scheduled for testing this Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS).
As of today, 290 (or 83 percent) of Port employees are fully vaccinated.
Islandwide, total of 104,930 or 76.99 percent of Guam’s eligible population have been vaccinated as of Aug. 11. This percentage includes 7,818 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, as well as Guam's fully vaccinated adult population of 97,112.
The DPHSS) will be hosting a virtual Covid-19 Town Hall meeting on Friday, Aug. 13 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual Town Hall will feature panelists DPHSS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Felix Cabrera, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Epidemiologist Dr. Thane Hancock, DPHSS Chief Public Health Officer Chima Mbakwem, DPHSS Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Ann Pobutsky, and DPHSS Laboratory Administrator Anne Marie Santos, who will answer questions about Covid-19.
The public is invited to attend via Zoom at: tinyurl.com/dphsstownhall or via Livestream on Facebook at facebook.com/guamdphss.