Public health emergency extended for another 30 days
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Joint Information Center today reported three new Covid-19-related fatalities, raising Guam's death toll to 238.
The 236th fatality occurred at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Oct. 14. The patient was a 68-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on Sept. 24.
The 237th fatality occurred at GRMC on Oct. 28. The patient was a 64-year-old male, partially vaccinated. He tested positive on Oct. 10.
The 238th fatality occurred at GRMC on Oct. 28. The patient was a 57-year-old male, unvaccinated. He tested positive on Oct. 10.
Hospital admissions increased to 57.
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 111 new cases of Covid-19 out of 889 tests performed on October 28. 40 cases were identified through contact tracing.
To date, there have been a total of 18,151 officially reported cases, 238 deaths, 2,220 cases in active isolation, and 15,693 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 18.8.
Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero signed a new executive order extending the public health emergency for an additional 30 day period. The public health emergency is now scheduled to expire on Nov. 29.
Catholic schools have reported 10 new positive cases of Covid-19 for the period of Oct. 22 to 29. Nine are students. One is an employee.
Saint Francis reported that three students have tested positive for the virus. Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School and Santa Barbara Catholic School each have two positive students while Academy of Our Lady of Guam and Dominican Child Development Center each have one. The employee is from Mercy Heights Catholic Nursery and Kindergarten.
School administrators have informed the DPHSS and the Archdiocese of Agaña Liaison for Covid-19. They are working with DPHSS on contact tracing and have communicated with parents and their school communities. Individuals who are deemed close contacts are identified and the schools are helping to coordinate testing for the affected individuals.
School administrators assure parents that they are following all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of their students and adults.