4 Covid patients pronounced dead on arrival; Guam's death toll rises to 294
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam's Covid-19 death toll rose to 294 following reports of four patients who were pronounced dead on arrival at different hospitals between Jan. 21 and 31.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 777 new cases of Covid-19 from 1,868 specimens analyzed on Jan. 31. Part of the tally were 139 cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 33,108 officially reported cases, 294 deaths, 5,948 cases in active isolation, and 26,866 not in active isolation.
The agency reported 39 hospitalizations, with two in ICU and one on a ventilator.
DPHSS said it has issued two standing orders for Covid-19 therapeutics, one for mulnopiravir and another for paxlovid. Both therapeutics were given emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Covid-19 treatment.
The 291st fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Jan. 21. The patient was an 81-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 21.
The 292nd fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital on Jan. 31. The patient was an 85-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 25.
The 293rd fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on Jan. 31. The patient was a 68-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 31.
The 294th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Jan. 31. The patient was a 98-year-old male, vaccinated, who tested positive on Jan. 31.
Health officials advised residents to look for emergency warning signs for Covid-19. Seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.
Individuals who are sick are advised to:
Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.
Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.
Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.