Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Sunday, along with 73 positive cases, according to the Joint Information Center.
Guam’s 105th COVID-19-related death occurred at U.S. Naval Hospital at about 11 a.m. Saturday. The patient was a 59-year-old man with underlying conditions compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to the hospital Oct. 31 and tested positive upon admission.
The 106th virus-related death occurred at Guam Regional Medical City at approximately 11:56 p.m. Saturday. The patient was a 51-year-old man with underlying conditions compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GRMC Nov. 21 and tested positive upon admission.
“Though our hearts are filled with grief, our resolve must not waver,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “We have to remember the four W’s — wear our masks, watch our distance, wash our hands and (have) the will to do these. These are our best tools against this virus.”
To date, there have been a total of 6,549 officially reported cases of COVID-19, with 2,013 cases in active isolation.
As of Sunday, Guam’s COVID Area Risk Score is 15.7. It will be recalculated once reports from all participating labs are up to date through the weekend, according to the Joint Information Center.
The 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 is 5.0 and below.