October 28, 2021, 6:20 p.m. (ChST)
Three COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported; COVID-19 Updates: 96 New Cases, 55 Hospitalized; Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Continues;
DPHSS Job Fair Saturday, October 30, 2021; Food Commodities Distribution Continues
Three COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported
The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified of three (3) COVID-19-related fatalities:
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.
The 235th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam on October 27, 2021. The patient was a three-month-old male. 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.”
DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.
55 Hospitalized for COVID-19
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 19 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 235 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.
COVID-19 Test Results: 96 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 96 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,271 tests performed on October 27. Twenty-seven (27) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 18,040 officially reported cases, 235 deaths, 2,136 cases in active isolation, and 15,669 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 17.6.
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (first two doses), the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: