By Pacific Island Times News Staff
While positive cases began increasing in the past week, Guam ended the holidays and entered the new year with three Covid-19 related deaths.
The 271st Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Dec. 24. The patient was a 76-year-old female, vaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Dec. 24, 2021.
The 272nd Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Regional Medical City on Dec. 31. The patient was a 58-year-old male, vaccinated. He tested positive on Dec. 31.
The 273rd fatality occurred at GMH on Jan. 1, 2022. The patient was a 47-year-old female, vaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Jan. 2.
“Jeff, Josh, and I offer our prayers and send our sympathies to the families of the recently departed,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “With each passing, we are reminded once again about how precious life is and how in a moment’s notice it can all be taken away. Show your loved ones how much you love them every chance you get. Let’s lift each other up as we look toward a new year and hope for brighter days ahead.”
After seeing single-digit results before the holidays, Guam is beginning to see an increase in the number of positive cases.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 71 new cases between Jan. 1 and 3.
To date, there have been a total of 19,689 officially reported cases, 273 deaths, 410 cases in active isolation, and 19,006 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 9.0.