Guam's latest Covid death count: 258
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Joint Information Center reported three previously unreported Covid-19-related fatalities which occurred earlier this year in March, September and October.
The 256th fatality occurred at Guam Memorial Hospital on March 10. The patient was a 90-year-old male, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Feb. 8.
The 257th fatality occurred at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Sept. 30. The patient was a 74-year-old female, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Sept. 18.
The 258th fatality occurred at GRMC on Oct. 23. The patient was an 83-year-old female, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Sept. 11.
“Jeff, Josh, and I send our prayers to their families and friends,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “As we work toward getting more vaccinated in the community, including our children, we look forward to any decline in hospitalization numbers and of course, tragic deaths. While many people are able to recover with no issues, we must protect our most vulnerable by helping to stop the spread of this virus with our continued efforts.
On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the JIC reported one Covid-19-related fatality as unvaccinated. The JIC was later informed the patient was vaccinated. The correction follows: The 252nd fatality occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital on Nov. 5. The patient was a 72-year-old male, vaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on Nov. 1.
DPHSS reported 61 new cases of Covid-19 out of 766 tests performed on Nov. 9. Thiry-one cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 18,813 officially reported cases, 258 deaths, 2,361 cases in active isolation, and 16,194 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 7.4.
To date, there have been a total of 18,813 officially reported cases, 258 deaths, 2,361 cases in active isolation, and 16,194 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 7.4.
According to the latest report from the Office of Epidemiology and Research and the Covid-19 Surveillance Unit, Covid-19 testing is averaging around 816 tests per day this week, representing a 13 percent decrease from the average last week.
The report also states the test positivity rate shows a larger decrease than that in testing capacity, and the average positivity rate is 7.5 percent which is a 24 percent decrease from last week.