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Guam records 270th Covid-linked death

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 270th Covid-related fatality occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital on Nov. 3. The patient was a 76-year-old woman who was unvaccinated. She tested positive on Sept. 25.

“Jeff, Josh, and I hold her family and friends in our hearts as we pray for their solace,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “While we prepare for the Christmas holiday, we must continue to keep those we’ve lost in our thoughts. Be there for one another, to console each other, safely.

Today, DPHSS reported nine new cases of Covid-19 from 715 tests run on Dec. 15. Three (3) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 19,357 officially reported cases, 270 deaths, 209 cases in active isolation, and 18,878 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.4.

As of Dec. 15, a total of 127,874 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,052 residents 12 – 17 years old. 4,230 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 1,721 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 627 residents received their booster shots and a total of 35,059 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since Sept. 29.

Adolescents 16 and 17 years of age who received a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (first two doses) are eligible for a single booster shot at least 6 months or more after their initial series. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 16 and 17.

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