By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam reports 3 deaths, 171 new cases, 81 hospitalizations
The Joint Information Center reported three additional Covid-related fatalities on Sept. 16, bringing Guam's death toll to 174. The Department of Public Health and Social Services detected 171 new cases and hospitalizations went up to 81.
The 172nd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Sept. 15. The patient was a 69-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions.
The 173rd Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH. The patient was a 74-year-old male, unvaccinated, with unknown comorbidities.
The 174th Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH. The patient was a 90-year-old female with unknown comorbidities and unknown vaccination status.
“These unsettling times continue to impact our lives, and more of us are grieving tonight,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Jeff, Josh and I join the island in prayer, for safe passage through the difficulty before us all, and for the strength and the resolve to remain ever vigilant in our efforts to protect everyone we can.”
Of the 81 patients admitted at GMH, Guam Regional Medical City , and U.S. Naval Hospital, 15 are in ICU and six are on ventilators.
DPHSS reported 171 new positive cases out of 1,672 tests performed on Sept. 15. Twenty-three cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 13,145 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 174 deaths, 2,328 cases in active isolation, and 10,643 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 35.4.