By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Joint Region Marianas today reported three coronavirus-related fatalities, raising Guam's Covid-19 death count to 230.
The 228th fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Oct. 20. The patient was a 51-year-old male, unvaccinated. He tested positive on Sept. 7.
The 229th fatality occurred at GMH on Oct. 25. The patient was a 72-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Oct. 12.
The 230th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on Oct. 26. The patient was a 96-year-old female, partially vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Oct. 15.
"To their family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time," said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. "The notice of other members of our community lost while battling this virus is a stark reminder that this is not ‘just the flu.’ Protect yourselves against this deadly virus by getting vaccinated and taking precautions seriously. Let’s not let our guard down."
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,334 tests performed on October 25. 41 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 17,823 officially reported cases, 230 deaths, 2,115 cases in active isolation, and 15,478 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 17.5.