Guam has more Covid-19 deaths than previously reported

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Guam's Covid-19 death toll has been adjusted to 133 following a review of medical records, which revealed that two earlier fatalities were previously unaccounted for, according to Joint Information Center.

Besides the two belated death reports, government officials said four more deaths are currently being reviewed.

"This is an ongoing process, and Guam’s Covid-19-related death count may be occasionally adjusted in the future, pending the results of the review," JIC said.

During the last two weeks, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) chief medical officer and territorial epidemiologist, in coordination with the acting chief medical Examiner, have been conducting a review of all possible Covid-19-related deaths.

This coordinated review process has resulted in the classification of two additional deaths as Covid-19-related and has brought Guam’s current Covid-19-related death count to 133.

The 132nd Covid-19-related fatality occurred on Jan. 6. The patient was a 68-year-old female with underlying health conditions. She was admitted to the Guam Regional Medical City on Dec. 1, 2020, and tested positive upon admission. The patient expired at home after being discharged from GRMC.

The 133rd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Feb. 19.

The patient was a 29-year-old female with underlying health conditions. She presented with symptoms and initially tested negative upon admission to GMH. The patient was identified as a confirmed positive case following a confirmatory test performed by the Guam Public Health Laboratory.

One new case of Covid-19 was identified out of 576 tests performed on Thursday, March 4. To date, there have been a total of 7,748 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 133 deaths, 25 cases in active isolation, and 7,590 not in active isolation.