Amid Guam’s struggle to contain the spread of Covid-19, the government today reported five coronavirus-related deaths, the largest number of fatalities logged in a single day since the first outbreak last year.
Guam’s Covid-19 death toll is now 179.
Hospital admissions have gone up to 85, with 14 in ICU and eight on ventilators.
According to the Joint Information Center, 43 of the hospitalized patients are unvaccinated, 12 have unknown vaccination status, one is ineligible for the vaccine, which leaves 28 confirmed breakthrough cases.
The Department of Public Health and Social reported 204 new cases of Covid-19 positive out of 1,586 tests performed on Sept. 16. Twenty cases were identified through contact tracing.
To date, there have been a total of 13,349 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 179 deaths, 2,513 cases in active isolation, and 10,657 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 36.2.
Details of the death cases are as follow:
· 175th death: Pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Sept. 13. The patient was a 63-year-old female, partially vaccinated, with underlying health concerns. She tested positive on Sept. 13.
· 176th death: Pronounced dead on arrival at the USNH on Sept. 15. The patient was a 59-year-old male, with no known vaccination status, and with underlying health concerns. He tested positive on Sept. 15.
· 177th death: The patient died at Guam Regional Medical City on Sept. 16. The patient was a 71-year-old female, unvaccinated, with no known underlying health concerns. She was a known positive case.