By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam’s 320th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Feb. 23. The patient was an 82-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions, who tested positive on Feb. 9.
“To his family and those who loved him, Jeff, Josh, and I offer our deepest sympathies and condolences,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Our elderly and our sick remain vulnerable to this virus. Now, more than ever, we must pay extra attention to our loved ones and their health and wellness. Get tested and know your status if you are feeling sick or you feel you may have been exposed. The sooner you get tested, the earlier you can take action and preserve life.”
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 349 new cases of Covid-19 from 1,124 specimens analyzed on Feb. 22. Of the total, 99 cases were reported through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 43,560 officially reported cases, 320 deaths, 3,237 cases in active isolation, and 40,003 not in active isolation.