3 more deaths; 120 new cases; Covid patients occupy 35% of GMH capacity


The government of Guam today reported three more coronavirus-related deaths, 120 new Covid-19 positive cases and increased hospitalization.

With three new deaths, Guam's latest death toll is 75. To date, there have been a total of 4,336 officially reported cases of Covid-19. Of this total number, 1,658 cases are in active isolation and 2,603 not in active isolation.

The number of patients currently being treated for Covid-19 at the Guam Memorial Hospital has gone up to 70, occupying 35 percent of the government's hospital's 198-bed capacity. Of the 70 patients, 14 are in ICU with five on ventillators. The Guam Regional Medical City has three Covid patients, while the U.S. Naval Hospital has four.

The 120 new cases were from 960 samples tested Monday.

The Joint Information Center reported a fatality that occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital around 11:20 a.m. The patient was a 76-year-old woman with underlying health conditions complicated by Covid-19. She tested positive on October 15, but no information was available on hospital admission date.