Guam logs 2 more deaths, 201 new cases, 63 hospitalizations
The Joint Information Center on Tuesday reported two more Covid-related fatalities, bringing Guam’s death toll to 153.
A 70-year old man died at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 10:03 a.m. on Sept. 5. The patient was unvaccinated and had tested positive for Covid-19.
Additionally, a review of death certificates has revealed another Covid-19-related death. Guam’s 153rd Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on Aug. 25, 2021. The patient was a 34-year-old female, unvaccinated, and had tested positive for Covid-19.
The Guam Memorial Hospital, Guam Regional Medical City, and U.S. Naval Hospital Guam reported 63 admissions. Of this number, 31 are unvaccinated.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 60 new cases of Covid-19 out of 480 tests performed on Sept. 6. Twenty-four cases were identified through contact tracing.
An additional 141 cases were also reported Tuesday as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary Covid-19 test results reported Sept. 4 – 6.
Official case counts for the past weekend results are as follows:
Sept. 4: 166 of 1,052 test positive for Covid-19 (93 cases previously reported). Eighty-eight cases were identified through contact tracing.
Sept. 5: 139 of 1,078 test positive (93 cases previously reported). Sixty-three cases were identified through contact tracing.
Sept, 6: 23 of 265 test positive (1 case previously reported). Nine cases were identified through contact tracing.
To date, there have been a total of 11,494 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 153 deaths, 2,054 cases in active isolation, and 9,287 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 39.4.
The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed positive cases for Covid-19 involving five students and five employees. Student cases were identified at Finegayan Elementary School, Jose L.G. Rios Middle School, and Okkodo High School. Additionally, two separate cases were identified at Wettengel Elementary School. Employee cases were identified at Captain H.B. Price Elementary School, Merizo Martyrs Memorial Elementary School, Agueda I. Johnston Middle School, Luis P. Untalan Middle School, and Okkodo High School.
In collaboration with the DPHSS, GDOE has identified and notified teachers as well as parents of students who may have been in contact with the index case in order to schedule testing. Tested individuals will remain in quarantine until they are cleared by DPHSS. Cleaning and disinfecting of areas of the campuses are taking place.