Guam reports five more Covid deaths; 10 cases with omicron variant
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam reported five new Covid-19-related fatalities, bringing the island's death toll to 290.
The 286th fatality was pronounced dead at the Chief Medical Examiner’s morgue on Jan. 15. The patient was a 63-year-old unvaccinated man with underlying conditions. He tested positive on Dec. 22.
The 287th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital on Jan. 27. The patient was a 57-year-old vaccinated man, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 27.
The 288th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital on Jan. 29. The patient was a 94-year-old woman, who was vaccinated and had underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Jan. 30.
The 289th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival on Jan. 29 at USNH. The patient was an 82-year-old woman, who was vaccinated and had underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Jan. 29.
The 290th fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at USNH on Jan. 29. The patient was a 76-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on Jan. 29.
From Jan. 29 to 31, the Department of Public Health and Social Services detected a total of 1,293 new cases of Covid-19. Of this new tally, 116 were reported through the Department of Defense.
There are currently 36 hospitalizations, none of the patients was under intensive care or on a ventilator.
To date, there have been a total of 32,331 officially reported cases, 290 deaths, 6,929 cases in active isolation, and 25,112 not in active isolation.
DPHSS said 10 new results from virus samples collected on Guam between Jan. 7 and Jan. 10 were identified as omicron variant of concern. The samples underwent genome sequencing by the Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratory Division.