227th COVID-linked death reported; 95 new cases, 46 hospitalized

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified that Guam’s 227th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on October 22, 2021. The patient was a 77-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on October 16.

“No words can express how deeply we feel for the friends and family of those who were impacted by this virus and taken too soon,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “The grief is great and so is the reality that it will continue. We will control what we can, with our personal mitigations against COVID-19, to build defenses against such great loss.”

COVID-19 Test Results: 95 New Cases of COVID-19 

On Friday, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 out of 951 tests performed on October 21. Twenty-six (26) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 17,472 officially reported cases, 227 deaths, 2,159 cases in active isolation, and 15,086 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 16.8.

 There are 46 hospitalized for COVID-19.

CENSUS as of 5 p.m

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

30

16

0

46

Pediatric Admissions

2

2

ICU

7

4

0

11

Ventilator

7

1

0

8

VACCINE STATUS

VACCINATED

UNVACCINATED

INELIGIBLE

Hospitalized

18

27

1

Total in Population

122,678

13,615

32,029

Rate per 100,000 Population

15*

198*

3*

SPECIAL NOTE: Based on today’s data, if we were to compare two (2) hypothetical populations of 100,000 people each, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, there would be 15 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 198 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 13 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.

(JIC Release No. 829)

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