The government of Guam today reported the largest number of Covid-19 positive cases logged in a single day since last year, with a new death and hospitalizations that doubled within a week.
The Joint Information Center reported another coronavirus-related fatality at the Guam Memorial Hospital, bringing the island's death toll to 154.
JIC said the patient, identified only as "John Doe," tested positive upon arrival without any verifiable record of Covid-19 vaccination. He was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on Sept. 7.
No other information about the deceased patient was available.
New data for hospital admissions showed more vaccinated people are infected by Covid-19.
The number increased to 75, from 63 the day before. Of the new number of hospitalized patients, 39 are unvaccinated and 36 are vaccinated. Five patients are in ICU.
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 325 new cases of Covid-19 out of 1,647 tests performed on Sept. 7.
This was the largest Covid-positive number reported in a single day since last year.
Of this number, 149 cases were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel history and was identified in quarantine.
To date, there have been a total of 11,819 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 154 deaths, 2,375 cases in active isolation, and 9,290 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 41.4.