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  • Writer's pictureBy Pacific Island Times News Staff

Guam reports two more Covid deaths, 219 new positive cases

Guam's coronavirus death toll has risen to 170, including the two latest fatalities on Monday. One of the deceased was fully vaccinated.

A 52-year-old man, with unknown vaccination records and unknown underlying health conditions, was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital. He tested positive on Sept. 13.

The 170th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at Guam Regional Medical City. The patient was an 84-year-old male, fully vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who was a known positive case.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 219 new cases of Covid-19 out of 1,720 tests performed on Sept. 13. Eighteen cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 12,772 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 170 deaths, 2,014 cases in active isolation, and 10,588 not in active isolation. The Covid Area Risk score is 43.9.

There are 71 Covid-patients currently confined at GMH, GRMC and U.S. Naval Hospital. Of this number, 15 are in the intensive care units-- six in GMH, six in GRMC and three in USNH.

Look for emergency warning signs for Covid-19 and seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following warning signs of Covid-19:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face


Individuals who are sick are advised to:

  • Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.

  • Monitor for symptoms of Covid-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.

  • Get tested if you have symptoms of Covic-19. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.

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