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Two more Covid patients die at GMH

The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified that Guam’s 183rd and 184th Covid-19-related fatalities occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital on Sept. 23.

The 183rd Covid-19-related fatality was a 76-year-old male, vaccinated, with multiple underlying health conditions, who tested positive on Sept. 13.

The 184th Covid-19-related fatality was a 56-year-old male, unvaccinated, with multiple underlying health conditions who tested positive on Sept. 8.

“We express our deepest condolences to their loved ones this evening, joining the island in offering our prayers for healing and comfort,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “The virus continues to disrupt our wellbeing, strickening our community with mental anguish and physical stress. Our attentiveness to the warning signs and maintaining precautionary measures against the spread could put an end to this disruption.”

There are 74 hospitalizations, of which 46 are unvaccinated and 38 vaccinated. Fifteen are in ICU and 10 are on ventilators.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 101 new cases out of 1,067 tests performed on Sept. 22.

Twenty cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 14,098 officially reported cases, 184 deaths, 2,936 cases in active isolation, and 10,978 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 27.9.

Health officials advised residents to look for warning signs of Covid 19 and seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if experiencing trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

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