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227th Covid19-related death reported

A 77-year-old woman became Guam's 227th Covid-19-related fatality.

The woman, who was unvaccinated and had underlying health conditions, died at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Oct. 22. She tested positive on Oct. 16.

"No words can express how deeply we feel for the friends and family of those who were impacted by this virus and taken too soon," said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. "The grief is great and so is the reality that it will continue. We will control what we can, with our personal mitigations against Covid-19, to build defenses against such great loss."

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 out of 951 tests performed on October 21. Twenty-six cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 17,472 officially reported cases, 227 deaths, 2,159 cases in active isolation, and 15,086 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 16.8.

The Archdiocese of Agana announced a total of 10 new positive cases of Covid-19 reported by the Catholic schools from the period of Oct. 15 to 22. Nine are students. One is an employee.

Saint Anthony Catholic School in Tamuning reported that five students tested positive for the virus. Santa Barbara Catholic School, San Vicente Catholic School, Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School, and Dominican Child Development Center (DCDC) each have one positive student respectively. One employee from Bishop Baumgartner tested positive.

The schools have notified the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and school administrators are working closely on contacting tracing with DPHSS as well as the Archdiocese of Agaña Liaison on Covid-19.

The schools are following their Covid-19 mitigation protocols which include communicating with parents and the school community, identifying individuals who are deemed close contacts, and helping to coordinate testing for the affected students.

Since the return to on-site learning last Sept. 20, there have been 29 cases of COVID-19 reported by Catholic schools, 27 students and two employees.

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