Guam's Covid death toll: 269
Updated: Dec 15, 2021
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Joint Information Center reported two Covid-19 related fatalities, raising Guam's death toll to 269.
The 268th fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City on Dec. 7. The patient was an 83-year-old unvaccinated woman with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Nov. 7.
The 269th fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital on Dec. 9. The patient was a 44-year-old woman, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Dec. 4.
“With any amount of reprieve during this pandemic, the harsh reality is we will still suffer great loss,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Jeff, Josh, and I send our sympathies to those who loved them and must continue on. With the holidays here, we pray for those who will not be able to celebrate with us, and we are reminded that this fight continues.”
There are currently four hospital admissions.
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported four new cases of Covid-19 from 115 specimens analyzed on Dec. 12. An additional 13 cases were also reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary Covid-19 test results reported Dec. 11 and 12.
Official case counts for the past weekend are as follow:
14 of 585 tested positive for Covid-19 (four cases previously reported on Dec. 11). Six cases were identified through contact tracing.
4 of 468 tested positive for Covid-19 (one case previously reported on Dec/ 12.
To date, there have been a total of 19,325 officially reported cases, 269 deaths, 268 cases in active isolation, and 18,788 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.5.
As of Dec. 12, a total of 127,485 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,052 residents 12 – 17 years old. 4,023 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 1,463 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. 33,044 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents.