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3 Covid deaths include a breakthrough patient, a teenager and an elderly

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

The government reported three new Covid-related deaths including a 16-year- old boy. He died at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Sept. 26, 2021. The 16-year-old male, who Guam's 193rd death, was unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Sept. 26.

The 194th fatality occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Sept. 26. The patient was a 43-year-old female, fully vaccinated, with underlying health conditions, who tested positive on Sept. 18.

The 195th fatality occurred at GRMC on Sept. 28. The patient was a 71-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 28.

“The passing of a loved one is never easy and Jeff, Josh, and I offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to their families during this most difficult time,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “To all those who have lost someone to this virus, keep their memories close in your hearts and honor them through continued vigilance.”

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 169 new cases of Covid-19 out of 1,659 tests performed on Sept. 27. Twenty-eight cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 14,705 officially reported cases, 195 deaths, 3,361 cases in active isolation, and 11,149 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 22.2.

The government reported 70 hospital admissions that have split proportions between vaccinated and unvaccinated, which oust breakthrough hospitalizations at 50 percent. There were 15 patients in ICU and 10 on vetilators.

As of Sept. 27, a total of 119,017 (87.32 percent) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 10,318 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, and 108,699 fully vaccinated adults.

The Guam Department of Education confirmed positive cases for Covid -19 involving four employees. One case was identified at M.U. Lujan Elementary School and three separate cases were identified at the Tiyan Central Office. In collaboration with the DPHSS, GDOE has identified and notified teachers as well as parents of students who may have been in contact with the index case in order to schedule testing. Tested individuals will remain in quarantine until they are cleared by DPHSS. Cleaning and disinfecting of areas of the campuses and the central office are taking place.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has extended the public emergency for another 30 days effective Septe. 30. The public health emergency is now scheduled to expire on Oct. 29, 2021.

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