By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Today, the Joint Information Center was notified of two Covid-19 related fatalities:
The 283rd fatality was found deceased at a private residence on Nov. 1, and was pronounced dead at the chief medical examiner’s morgue on Nov. 3.
The patient was an 63-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying conditions. He tested positive on Oct. 14, 2021.
The 284th fatality occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital on Jan. 26. The patient was a 53-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 4.
“Days of sadness are not yet behind us. While we remain steadfast in our effort to combat this virus through public health interventions, so many continue to mourn the loss of loved ones,” said acting Gov. Josh Tenorio. “To all those who have had to experience grief during this time, Governor Lou, First Gentleman Jeff, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies.”
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 34 hospital admissions and 743 new cases of Covid-19 from 2,827 specimens analyzed on Jan. 26. 106 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 30,221 officially reported cases, 284 deaths, 6,653 cases in active isolation, and 23,284 not in active isolation.