The number of corona-positive people increased this week, and 28 people were confirmed yesterday. As a result, the Guam government will raise the level of the emergency to PCOR 1 from August 15th. Businesses other than essential businesses (banks, hospitals, supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, post offices, etc.) are closed.
Yesterday, I went to Simply Food, a specialty store of organic food. Organic shampoos, body soaps, etc. are lined up in the store, and organic foods (chips, teas, cookies, chia seeds, etc.) are lined up further in the shop.
There are many gluten-free products and vegan products that do not use any animal ingredients such as eggs and milk, so I highly recommend it to anyone interested.
There is a cafe in the back so you can eat lunch and snacks.
By the way, yesterday's lunch was two kinds of Indian curry, brown rice, chapati and yogurt.
As of August 11. 16 new infected people. 434 confirmed infections in Guam and 8 hospitalized patients.
Of the 16 cases, 7 were identified by contact tracking and 4 by recent travel quarantine. Last Friday 7th, the night bar was closed, and the meeting was restricted to less than 25 people.
As of August 1, 2020, Guam has 359 new coronavirus cases.
Japan is currently leaking from the Low Risk area, but the score is given below.
The Guam-COVID-19 Area Risk (CAR) Score is uniquely developed by the Governor of Lou Leon Guerrero's Medical Advisory Board to assess the potential risk of spreading a new coronavirus to other states and countries through travel. Is the main tool used for
The current evaluation criteria are the following three numerical values.
・Doubled time of infected cases ・Test positive rate ・Number of new infected people per 100,000
Infection doubling time is related to the rate at which the new coronavirus can spread rapidly. As the name implies, it measures the number of days it takes for the number of infected cases to double. For example, the first two weeks of a public health emergency in Guam had a doubling time of 3 days for infected cases. That is, the total number of cases over the past two weeks has doubled every three days on average. Currently, the doubling time for infected cases over the past two weeks is calculated to be 189 days.
The positive test rate refers to the proportion of COVID-19-positive people out of the total number of people tested.
New infections per 100,000 is the rate used to track the proportion of new infections per person in a jurisdiction.
CAR Score A country, state or region must have a CAR score of 5.0 or less to be considered a low risk area.
・Doubled time of infected cases> 256 days ・ Positive test rate <2%
・Number of new infections per 100,000 people <2
A jurisdiction can achieve a CAR score even if any number is below the norm, offset by the better number of any other individual number. For example, if the number of infections is doubled for 256 days, and the number of new infections per 100,000 is 1.5 even if the test positive rate is 2.5%, the CAR score will be 5.
CAR scores are based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), The New York Times, The COVID Tracking Project and Our World in Data.
The next update of information is planned for this weekend.
I should have been exempted from quarantine for stays of 4 nights and 5 nights from July 24th, but Japan was excluded from the list of Low Risk issued this morning... I think it would be unavoidable to look at the number of people infected in Japan over the past few days, but I am very sorry... Entry from Japan will continue to require 14 days of quarantine.
July 21st is Guam's Independence Day! Every year there is a parade in Agana, but this year it is self-restraint and the town is quiet...
From July 24th, tourists from Japan, Korea and Taiwan up to 5 days (4 nights and 5 days) can stay in Guam without prior PCR test and without quarantine in Guam. Residents staying for 5 days or more will need a negative PCR test (within 5 days). If you do not show it, you will be quarantined for 2 weeks.
*The photo shows the parade last year.
Guam will be PCOR3 starting next Monday 20th. As a result, all businesses can be opened. We have to submit guidelines for each company and pass the examination at the public health center, but this is a little bright news. All that is left is to wait for tourists to come after the isolation of both Guam and Japan is lifted.
Guam's government predicted the number of tourists in Guam the day before yesterday, making the news a little dark for the tourism industry. ． ． But I can't lose! The number of infected people on the island has been zero this week.
Thursday is a food truck day. It seems that I will be busy preparing from the morning. The smell of BBQ makes me hungry. In addition to BBQ, food trucks such as pizza, shrimp dishes, hamburgers and sweets are lined up in Skinner Plaza in Agana. There are quite a few stores, including MOSAS, that have real stores from here. Make sure to drop by the Agana Food Truck on Thursdays!
Yesterday, the operating status of JAL was updated. Both Guam and Japan are still in a difficult situation with no particular improvement in entry, and we have decided to cancel the Guam-Narita flight by the end of September. ． ． ..
I just announced the increase of United Airlines flights the other day, and I thought it was going in a good direction, but the situation remains quite difficult.
Guam Island itself offers free PCR tests for each municipality in the town. Although several infected people have been confirmed, it seems that two seriously injured people are being treated at the hospital.
From July 23rd, United Airlines will increase the number of flights from the current 3 flights a week (Tue, Thu, Sat) to 10 flights a week!
UA197/UA196 operates daily, UA827/UA828 operates 3 flights a week (Tue, Fri, Sun). I feel positive when I hear such news.
Movie theaters and nursery schools will resume operations from June 15th, and bars and bowling alleys will resume operations from June 19th. Although there was a limit on the number of people, the island was gradually moving, but on June 20, infection of 8 Guam islanders and 35 US soldiers was confirmed. The number of infected people has increased since then, with 280 confirmed infections, 173 recovered, and 5 dead. Along with this, it was decided that the immigration control cancellation scheduled from July 1 will be extended. Immigration without isolation is scheduled for August 1.