Guam's Covid death toll rises to 212; Hospital admissions include 2 kids
The Joint Information Center reported two new Covid-related related fatalities that included a fully vaccinated patient.
The 211th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital on Oct. 7. The patient was a 73-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Sept. 18.
The 212th fatality occurred at GMH on Oct. 8. The patient was a 39-year-old male, fully vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Sept. 8.
“We are faced with another day of grief and sadness brought upon us by this awful virus that has afflicted us for the past 19 months. To those who have experienced the greatest of tragedy during this time, Jeff, Josh, and I pray you find comfort and healing,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “While we are being tested in this unprecedented pandemic, we know the strength of our people and our community and we will overcome this darkness.”
Two of the 57 hospitalizations were pediatric cases.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 131 new cases of Covid-19 out of 908 tests performed on Oct. 7. Fifty-one cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 16,058 officially reported cases, accounting for 10 percent of Guam's population, There were 212 deaths, 2,663 cases in active isolation, and 13,183 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 27.9.
Health authorities remind residents not to wait "until it's too late." They advise residents to look for emergency warning signs for Covid-19 and seek emergency medical care immediately. Call 911 if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.