2 COVID-linked deaths; 128 new cases; 78 hospitalized

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified of two (2) additional COVID-related fatalities reported last week and over the weekend:

  • The 180th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on September 17, 2021. The patient was a 39-year-old female, vaccinated with underlying health conditions who tested positive on September 14.

  • The 181st COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on September 19, 2021. The patient was a 75-year-old female, unvaccinated with underlying health conditions who tested positive on September 14.

“Our hearts are dismayed as more lives are claimed by this indiscriminate disease,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As we think of those lost to this pandemic, let us also remember the countless healthcare providers tirelessly working behind the scenes. We can give them some reprieve by protecting ourselves and protecting one another with options that work, including wearing our masks, washing our hands, watching our distance, and getting vaccinated.”

Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 128 New Cases from Sept. 17 – 19

On Monday, DPHSS reported sixteen (16) new cases of COVID-19 out of 232 tests performed on September 19. One (1) case was identified through contact tracing.

An additional 112 cases were also reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary COVID-19 test results reported September 18 – 19. Official case counts for the past weekend results are as follows:

  • September 18: 154 of 2,017 test positive for COVID-19 (89 cases previously reported). Twenty-nine (29) cases were identified through contact tracing.

  • September 19: 141 of 976 test positive for COVID-19 (94 cases previously reported). Thirty (30) cases were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 13,660 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 181 deaths, 2,689 cases in active isolation, and 10,790 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 36.

There are 78 hospitalized for COVID-19.

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

CENSUS

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

42

33

3

78

ICU

9

5

1

15

Ventilator

8

0

0

8

Vaccination Status

26 UNVACCINATED

24 UNVACCINATED

UNAVAILABLE

50 UNVACCINATED

(JIC Release No. 794)

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