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Guam's Covid death toll rises to 204; hospitalizations decrease to 56



The Joint Information Center reported six Covid-19-related fatalities that occurred between Sept. 29 and Oct. 3, raising Guam's death toll to 204.


The 199th Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam on Sept. 29. The patient was a 52-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Sept. 29.


The 200th Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital on Sept. 30. The patient was a 27-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Sept. 30.


The 201st Covid-19-related fatality occurred at GMH on Sept. 30. The patient was a 62-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions, and was a known Covid positive.


The 202nd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Oct. 1. The patient was a 69-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions, and was a known Covid positive.


The 203rd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at GRMC on Oct. 2. The patient was a 52-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions, and was a known Covid positive.


The 204th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GRMC on Oct. 3. The patient was an 83-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions, and was a known Covid positive.


“The virus continues to bring upon our community loss and sadness. For those who are grieving, Jeff, Josh, and I pray for healing in your most difficult time,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guererro. “While this battle with COVID-19 has felt never ending, we will continue our aggressive efforts to combat this virus with all the tools and resources available to us.”


The number of hospitalizations has gone down to 56. However, 16 are on ICU and 11 are on ventilators.


The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 40 new cases of Covid-19 out of 246 tests performed on Oct. 3. Five cases were identified through contact tracing.


An additional 63 cases were also reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary COVID-19 test results reported Oct. 2 – 3.


To date, there have been a total of 15,465 officially reported cases, 204 deaths, 2,223 cases in active isolation, and 13,038 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 27.5.


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