The Joint Information Center reported Guam’s 197th COVID-19-related fatality that occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital on Sept. 29. The patient was a 76-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who was a known positive case.
The JIC said it reports Covid-19-related fatalities once they are officially reported to the Department of Public Health and Social Services, which also shares this information with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The cause of death and/or contributing factors to the cause of death are determined by a positive Covid -19 laboratory report and the attending physician and the chief medical examiner.
“Once again a family is faced with devastating loss,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “We mourn with them as a community and for each person affected by this virus. Remember to safely check in with one another, to be compassionate, and to continue doing what works--wearing masks, washing hands, watching distance, and getting vaccinated.
DPHSS reported 144 new cases of Covid-19 out of 1,295 tests performed on Sept. 29. 49 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 15,041 officially reported cases, 197 deaths, 3,631 cases in active isolation, and 11,213 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 24.