Hospitalization update: 17 currently at GMH, 4 in ICU, and 3 in stable ward

Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

A total of 17 people are currently hospitalized at the Guam Memorial Hospital.

Lillian Perez-Posadas confirmed with PNC News that 4 of the hospitalized are in the ICU ward, maxing out its current capacity. That’s an additional ICU patient from Sunday, when only 3 were admitted.

Perez-Posadas said of those 4 people, 2 are on a ventilator and 2 are on a CPAP machine.

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It’s a medical device commonly used for people with sleep apnea that provides a continuous, steady flow of pressurized purified air to keep the person’s airways open, allowing the lungs to receive the most amount of oxygen.

In the more stable ward, there are 13 people currently admitted; 3 were discharged yesterday but 3 others were admitted overnight.