Four more Covid deaths reported
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam reported four more Covid-related deaths, raising the island's death toll to 302.
The 300th fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City on Feb. 2. The patient was a 68-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 30.
The 301st fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on Feb. 7. The patient was an 83-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Feb. 7.
The 302nd fatality occurred at GRMC on Feb. 8. The patient was an 81-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 22.
The 303rd fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital on Feb. 8. The patient was an 89-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Feb. 8.
“Josh and I convey our heartfelt sympathy to the families and loved ones of these men and women who have succumbed to this terrible virus,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “We take solace with a grieving community, and we will be sustained by our strength, and the love and support of those closest to us. We continue to keep watch over our most vulnerable, as pillars of protection and care to bolster our efforts to keep everyone safe.”
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 594 new cases of Covid-19 from 1,547 specimens analyzed on Feb. 8. Of the total, 84 were reported are through the Department of Defense.
To date, there have been a total of 38,050 officially reported cases, 303 deaths, 5,903 cases in active isolation, and 31,844 not in active isolation.
There were 52 hospital admissions, including two pediatric cases.
Public health officials reminded residents to look for emergency warning signs for Covid-19 and call 911 if they have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.