Slight uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations at GMH

Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

There has been a slight uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations at the Guam Memorial Hospital.

According to GMH administrator Lillian Perez-Posadas, COVID-19 hospitalizations at GMH rose slightly to five as of Wednesday, April 28.

“It’s been kind of creeping up and so we’re a little concerned,” Perez-Posadas said.

But the good news is that the patients are not acutely or critically ill and they don’t need ventilators or intensive care.

In addition, Perez-Posadas said the admitted patients have not been vaccinated.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has gone down as more COVID-19 testings and vaccinations were held.

The governor has said that she will ease travel restrictions in May if at least 50 percent of Guam’s adult population is vaccinated.

Other conditions that need to be met include a CAR score that is below 2.5 and COVID-19 hospitalizations of less than 10.