171st COVID-linked death; 202 new cases

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified that Guam’s 171st COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City at approximately 12:46 p.m. Wednesday.

The patient was a 65-year-old female, unvaccinated, with multiple underlying health conditions.

“Our island continues to feel the effects of the pandemic, and another family’s world has been upended by this disease,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Josh, Jeff and I send our love and our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. As we join the island in mourning, we remind everyone tonight that we have the tools, the capability and the fortitude to control the upheaval before us, and bring about a safer future.”

COVID-19 Test Results: 202 New Cases of COVID-19

DPHSS on Wednesday reported two hundred two (202) new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,567 tests performed on September 14. Thirty (30) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 12,974 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 171 deaths, 2,161 cases in active isolation, and 10,642 not in active isolation.

The CAR Score is 38.2.

There were 73 hospitalized for COVID-19.

The Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH), Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), and U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam report the following COVID-19 hospital census, as of 6 p.m. Wednesday:

CENSUS

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

41

29

3

73

ICU

6

4

3

13

Ventilator

1

2

0

3

Vaccination Status

26 UNVACCINATED

1 INELIGIBLE

16 UNVACCINATED

10 UNKNOWN

3 UNKNOWN

42 UNVACCINATED

13 UNKNOWN

1 INELIGIBLE

Watch for Emergency Warning Signs for COVID-19

In accordance with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) guidance, individuals who are sick are advised to:

  • Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.

  • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.

  • Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19 and seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following warning signs of COVID-19:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

 

(JIC Release No. 788)

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