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Guam logs 4 Covid deaths; 1,403 new positive cases in three days



By Pacific Island Times News Staff


Guam recorded four new Covid-19 linked fatalities, bringing the island's death count to 280 amid the raging surge of new infections triggered by the omicron variant.


Hospitalizations remained proportionately low 28 vis-a-vis the daily three-digit daily results.

From Jan. 22 to 24, the Department of Public Health and Social Services recorded a cumulative total of 1,403 new cases of Covid-19, out of 5,123 tests in three days. Of the total number of new cases, 151 were reported through the Department of Defense.


Cumulative results are broken down as follows:

Jan. 24: 165 of 561 test positive for Covid-19

  • Jan. 23: 538 of 2,301 test positive

  • Jan. 22: 700 of 2,261 test positive

To date, there have been a total of 27,869 officially reported cases, 280 deaths, 8,064 cases in active isolation, and 19,525 not in active isolation.


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Details of the four news deaths are as follows:


The 277th related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Jan. 22. The patient was a 98-year old male, partially vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Jan. 19.


The 278th fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Jan. 22. The patient was a 96-year-old female, vaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Jan. 21.


The 279th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on Jan. 23. The patient was an 84-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Jan. 23.


The 280th fatality occurred at GRMC on Jan. 24. The patient was an 86-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying conditions. She tested positive on Jan. 5


“Covid-19 has impacted each of our lives, but none more than those who mourn family members from this deadly virus,” said acting Gov. Josh Tenorio. “To their loved ones in this time of grief and sadness, we send you our deepest sympathies and condolences. At this pivotal point in our pandemic response, we must recommit to safeguarding ourselves and the ones we love by getting vaccinated and boosted and continuing to practice the 3 Ws.”


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