Updated: Nov 19, 2021
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Joint Information Center was notified of two Covid-19-related fatalities, raising Guam's Covid death toll to 262.
The 261st fatality occurred at Guam Regional Medical City on Nov. 17. The patient was a 40-year-old female, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Oct. 23.
The 262nd fatality occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital on Nov. 18. The patient was a 58-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Nov. 18.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 25 new cases of Covid-19 out of 808 tests performed on Nov. 17. Eight cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 19,040 officially reported cases, 262 deaths, 1,838 cases in active isolation, and 16,940 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 2.5.
Today, DPHSS Office of Epidemiology and Research and the Covid-19 Surveillance Unit reported a continued decrease in both the vaccinated and unvaccinated case rates, but the risk of being unvaccinated continues to be more than the vaccinated – up to three times more.
As of Nov. 17, a total of 124,783 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. 1,272 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 14,173 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 7,275 doses of the Moderna and 184 doses of the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine have been administered as boosters to eligible residents.