By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam reports 142nd Covid-death
A 75-year-old man became Guam's 142nd Covid-19-related fatality. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 10:48 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The patient, who was unvaccinated and with underlying health conditions, tested positive on July 13.
“We are once again confronted with the harsh reality of the virus we are up against. When we look at the data, the people who are most affected are those who are not vaccinated. If we cannot get vaccinated for ourselves, let us do it for the ones we love most,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “To his family and friends, Jeff, Josh, and I offer our deepest condolences and sympathies and pray for healing in these difficult times.”
Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 539 tests performed on July 12. Four cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 8,467 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 142 deaths, 113 cases in active isolation, and 8,212 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 1.4.
To date, a total of 92,611 or 77.15 percent of adults have received either both doses in the two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) or the single-dose series (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) of the Covid-19 vaccine.
On July 12, the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) confirmed four cases of COVID-19, one student each at Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School and Merizo Martyrs Memorial Elementary School and two students attending Tiyan High School.
GDOE, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Social Services, has identified and notified all close contacts, all of whom will remain in quarantine until cleared by DPHSS. Areas of each campus have been cleaned and disinfected. Regular hours of operation will resume on Wednesday, July 14.