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Guam reports 3 new Covid deaths

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

The Joint Information Center reported three more coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing Guam's Covid-19 death count to 226.

The 224th Covid-19 related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City on Oct. 6. The patient was a 67-year-old male, partially vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Sept. 25.

The 225th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on Oct. 13, 2021. The patient was a 62-year-old female, partially vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Oct. 13.

The 226th fatality occurred at GRMC on Oct. 19. The patient was a 53-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Oct. 5.

“This continued loss, sadness, and grief further reminds us how much we are still in this battle,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Josh, Jeff, and I continue to pray for the loved ones of those we’ve lost. We also pray for the strength of our community to go on and fight another day against this virus by using the only tools we have; getting vaccinated and taking precautions each day.”

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 163 new cases of Covid-19 out of 1,365 tests performed on Oct. 18. Sixty-one cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 17,154 officially reported cases, 226 deaths, 2,722 cases in active isolation, and 14,206 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 17.5.

Of 50 hospital admissions, three were pediatric cases. Twelve were in ICU and seven were on ventilators.

"Based on today's data, if we were to compare two hypothetical populations of 100,000 people each, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, there would be 18 vaccinated people hospitalized for Covid-19 compared to 220 unvaccinated people hospitalized for Covid- 19," JIC stated. "The risk of being hospitalized for Covid-19 is about 12 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated."


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