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Guam reports 8 Covid deaths



By Pacific Island Times News Staff


The government today reported eight new Covid 19-related fatalities, the largest number reported in a single day since the coronavirus hit Guam in March last year.


The new fatalities, which brought Guam's Covid death toll to 192, were compiled based on death reports from Sept. 24 to 26.


The fatalities involved unvaccinated elderly patients with underlying medical conditions.


“In the face of the toll upon us this evening, we recognize our fight with this deadly virus is far from over but we are not defenseless. With added interventions in place, including vaccinations and monoclonal antibody therapy, we can protect those we love and prevent further devastation,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero.


Of the 70 patients admitted at the Guam Memorial Hospital and Guam Regional Medical City, 35 were vaccinated, indicating a 50 percent breakthrough hospitalizations. Fifteen are in ICU and nine are on ventilators.


Today, the Department of Public and Social Services reported 35 new cases of Covid 19 out of 298 tests performed on Sept. 27. Four cases were identified through contact tracing.


An additional 127 cases were also reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary Covid-19 test results reported between Sept. 25 and 26.


To date, there have been a total of 14,536 officially reported cases, 192 deaths, 3,203 cases in active isolation, and 11,141 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 22.9.


To date, a total of 118,756 (87.13%) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 10,318 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, and 108,438 fully vaccinated adults.

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Details of the Covid-19 deaths are as follows:


  • 185th death: Pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24. The patient was a 56-year-old male, unvaccinated with no known underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 24.

  • 186th death: Pronounced dead on arrival on Sept. 2. The patient was a 69-year-old male, unvaccinated and with no known underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 11.

  • 187th death: Died at GMH on Sept. 25. The patient was an 80-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 9.

  • 188th death: Died at GMH on Sept. 25. The patient was a 75-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 18.

  • 189th death: died at GMH on Sept. 25. The patient was a 70-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Aug. 30.

  • 190th death: Died at GMH on Sept. 25. The patient was a 75-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 13.

  • 191st death: Died at the Guam Regional Medical City on Sept. 26. The patient was an 80-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 17.

  • 192nd death: Pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on Sept. 26. The patient was a 53-year-old male, unvaccinated with no known underlying conditions who tested positive on Sept. 26.



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