3 more COVID-linked deaths; 163 new cases; 50 hospitalized

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The Joint Information Center was notified of three COVID-19-related fatalities:

  • The 224th COVID-19 related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on October 6, 2021. The patient was a 67-year-old male, partially vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on September 25, 2021.

  • The 225th COVID-19 related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on October 13, 2021. The patient was a 62-year-old female, partially vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on October 13.

  • The 226th COVID-19 related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on October 19, 2021. The patient was a 53-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on October 5.

“This continued loss, sadness, and grief further reminds us how much we are still in this battle,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Josh, Jeff, and I continue to pray for the loved ones of those we’ve lost. We also pray for the strength of our community to go on and fight another day against this virus by using the only tools we have; getting vaccinated and taking precautions each day.”

On Tuesday, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 163 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,365 tests performed on October 18. Sixty-one (61) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 17,154 officially reported cases, 226 deaths, 2,722 cases in active isolation, and 14,206 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 17.5.

There are 50 hospitalized for COVID-19.

CENSUS as of 5 p.m

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

28

20

2

50

Pediatric Admissions

3

3

ICU

9

3

0

12

Ventilator

6

1

0

7

VACCINE STATUS

VACCINATED

UNVACCINATED

INELIGIBLE

Hospitalized

22

29

1

Total in Population

122,376

13,342

32,039

Rate per 100,000 Population

18*

217*

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 18 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 220 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 12 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.

(JIC Release No. 826)

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