A 3-month-old infant is among the three new COVID-linked deaths reported by the Joint Information Center Thursday night.
The infant was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on October 27. He tested positive on October 27.
The 3-month-old male is now the youngest COVID-linked death on island and the second fatality below 1-year-old.
A 4-month-old male was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam on October 13, 2021.
Dr. Robert Leon Guerrero, Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Public Health and Social Services, said the 4-month-old male lived in a house where there were three or four COVID-positive cases.
Public Health had stressed that since the younger age groups are still not eligible for vaccination, it is up to the older adults to ensure that they are vaccinated to ensure that they do not spread the virus to the children at home.
The other two COVID-linked deaths reported Thursday night by JIC are:
The 233rd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on October 24, 2021. The patient was an 89-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on October 24.
The 234th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on October 27, 2021. The patient was a 67-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on October 27.
“Josh, Jeff, and I pray for the families and their healing while they go through this undoubtedly alarming shock of loss,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Check in on loved ones now more than ever and watch them for emergency warning signs and symptoms if you know someone who is sick or has COVID-19.”