Guam reports 2 Covid-linked fatalities
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam reported two new Covid-19 related fatalities, raising Guam's death tool to 319.
The 318th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Regional Medical City on Feb. 5. The patient was an 82-year-old male, unvaccinated, who tested positive on Feb. 5.
The 319th fatality occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital on Feb. 21. The patient was an 81-year-old male, fully vaccinated without a booster shot, who had underlying health conditions and tested positive on Feb. 18.
“We offer our prayers to all those who have lost loved ones to this virus,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “The community is reminded to seek care immediately if you have severe symptoms, especially those that are at higher risk. Do not wait for symptoms to subside on their own and be assured that there is treatment available to prevent serious illness or sometimes even death.”
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 42 hospital admissions, including one pediatric case. Five patients are in ICU and one is on a ventilator.
Today, the department reported 393 new cases of Covid-19 from 3,338 specimens analyzed on Feb. 21. To date, there have been a total of 43,211 officially reported cases, 319 deaths, 3,348 cases in active isolation, and 39,545 not in active isolation.