Guam's breakthrough infection rate increases

Updated: Oct 6

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Guam’s breakthrough infection rate has increased from 31 percent in August to 39 percent in September, data from the Department of Public Health and Social Service show.

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request showed that Guam had a total of 3,519 Covid-19 positive cases throughout the month of September. Of this total 1,809, or 51.4 percent, were unvaccinated; 1,359 or 39 percent, were fully vaccinated; 304 or 8.6 percent were partially vaccinated; and 47 or 1.3 percent were unverified.

Complete statistics for breakthrough hospitalizations were not immediately available.

Daily reports from the Joint Information Center shows an average of 41 percent breakthrough hospitalizations

To date, there have been a total of 15,465 officially reported cases, 206 deaths, 2,223 cases in active isolation, and 13,038 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 27.5.

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