5 COVID-linked deaths; 204 new cases; 85 hospitalized

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified of five (5) additional COVID-related fatalities reported on September 17, 2021:

● The 175th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S.
Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam on September 13, 2021. The patient was a 63-year-old
female, partially vaccinated, with underlying health concerns. She tested positive on
September 13.

● The 176th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the USNH on
September 15, 2021. The patient was a 59-year-old male, with no known vaccination
status, and with underlying health concerns. He tested positive on September 15.

● The 177th COVID-19 related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City
(GRMC) on September 16, 2021. The patient was a 71-year-old female, unvaccinated,
with no known underlying health concerns. She was a known positive case.

● The 178th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on
September 17, 2021. The patient was a 65-year-old male, unvaccinated, with
underlying health concerns. He tested positive on September 17.

● The 179th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GRMC on
September 17, 2021. The patient was a 58-year-old female, unvaccinated, with
underlying health concerns. She tested positive on September 17.

“The men and women who we keep in our thoughts and prayers tonight are far more than stats – they embody pleasant memories, sources of light, wisdom and love for families whose hearts are now in a place of torment,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Lives may continue to be lost at disturbing rates, with each loss regrettably offering more cautionary tales about a very real, very dangerous virus that can be controlled when we heed the warning signs.”

On Friday, DPHSS reported two hundred four (204) new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,586 tests performed on September 16. Twenty (20) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 13,349 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 179 deaths, 2,513 cases in active isolation, and 10,657 not in active isolation.

The CAR Score is 36.2.

There are 85 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. Friday:

CENSUS

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

49

34

2

85

ICU

7

7

0

14

Ventilator

3

5

0

8

Vaccination Status

30 UNVACCINATED

1 INELIGIBLE

13 UNVACCINATED

10 UNKNOWN

2 UNKNOWN

43 UNVACCINATED

12 UNKNOWN

1 INELIGIBLE

(JIC Release)

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