Guam's Covid death toll rises to 330; 10 more samples identified as omicron
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam's Covid-19 death toll is now 330, including two new fatalities and one case from 2021 that has been newly classified as coronavirus related.
A review of all possible Covid-19-related deaths is being conducted by the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Chief Medical Officer and Territorial Epidemiologist, in coordination with the Acting Chief Medical Examiner.
This coordinated review process has resulted in the classification of one death reported from 2021 as Covid-19-related and has brought Guam’s current Covid-19-related death count to 330.
The 329th Covid-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at U.S. Naval Hospital on Feb. 10. The patient was a 39-year-old male, unvaccinated, with unknown underlying health conditions who tested positive on Feb. 10.
The 330th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital on Oct. 31, 2021. The patient was a 46-year-old male, fully vaccinated without a booster shot, with unknown underlying health conditions who tested positive on Oct. 29, 2021.
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 273 new cases of Covid-19 from 1,667 specimens analyzed on February 28, 2022. 36 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 44,846 officially reported cases, 330 deaths, 3,383 cases in active isolation, and 41,133 not in active isolation.
Today, March 1, 2022, DPHSS received 10 new results from virus samples collected on Guam from Jan. 31 to Feb. 8, which have undergone genome sequencing by the Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratory Division.
DPHSS received the fifth set of results from the Hawaii DOH State Lab Division. Of the 10 samples, 10 were identified as the omicron variant of concern.