A 59-year-old man became Guam's 196th Covid-death, the Joint Information Center reported today.
The patient, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital on Sept. 28, was unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions who was a known positive case.
“Each person that we lose to Covid-19 is one too many, and our hearts go out to their families and friends during their time of grieving,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “In this fight, we must use all the tools at our disposal, including masks, social distancing, vaccination, and even Covid-19 treatment.”
There are 66 Covid patients currently admitted at Guam hospitals. Thirty five are unvaccinated, 17 are in ICU and 10 are on ventilators,
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 192 new cases of Covid-19 out of 1,386 tests performed on Sept. 28. Of this total, 76 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 14,897 officially reported cases, 196 deaths, 3,530 cases in active isolation, and 11,171 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 22.9.
As of Sept. 27, 95 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 18 residents received their dose in the single-dose series, and an additional 210 residents have become fully vaccinated.
To date, a total of 119,227 (87.48%) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 10,597 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, and 108,630 fully vaccinated adults.