By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Joint Information Center today reported Guam’s 274th Covid-19-related fatality as the island's infections continued to soar with 423 new cases.
The patient, a 66-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on Jan. 11, the same day he texted positive for coronavirus.
She was partially vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
“Josh, Jeff and I pray for the comfort of her loved ones in this most difficult time,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “By protecting ourselves individually, we are also able to protect our most vulnerable.”
The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 423 new cases of Covid-19 from 3,286 specimens analyzed on Jan. 12.
Of those who tested positive, 135 cases were identified through contact tracing.
To date, there have been a total of 22,479 officially reported cases, 274 deaths, 2,934 cases in active isolation, and 19,271 not in active isolation. The CAR score is 233.
The Port Authority of Guam reported today that five employees have tested positive for Covid-19.
The Port’s Contact Tracing Team identified all employees who are close contacts and is coordinating the testing with the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services.