4-month-old baby among three new Covid deaths

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

A four-month-old baby boy was among the three Covid-related deaths reported on Guam today.

The boy was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Oct. 13. No other information was available as of this writing.

He was the youngest Covid-related fatality on Guam.

Health authorities on Wednesday reported that Guam had its first physician-diagnosed case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with Covid-19. The case was detected on Oct. 4, according to the Department of Public Health and Social Services.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

Of the 56 hospital admissions, two were pediatric cases.