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Guam's Covid death rises to 182; Tests find 138 new positive cases

A 76-year-old man who died at Guam Regional Medical City became Guam’s 182nd Covid-19-related fatality on Sept. 21.

The patient was unvaccinated, with multiple underlying health conditions, who tested positive on Sept. 5.

We continue to experience the devastating effects of the pandemic as it touches every facet of our daily lives,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Jeff, Josh, and I join the island in keeping him in our prayers, and call upon the entire community to stay the course and continue the necessary measures to protect ourselves from this virus.”

DPHSS reported 138 new cases out of 1,426 tests performed on September 21. 54 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 13,997 officially reported cases, 182 deaths, 2,989 cases in active isolation, and 10,826 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 30.1.

As of Sept. 21, 158 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 44 residents received their dose in the single-dose series, and an additional 506 residents have become fully vaccinated.

To date, a total of 117,044 (85.88 percent) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 9,978 fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, and 107,066 fully vaccinated adults.

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