October 29, 2021, 6:15 p.m. (ChST)
Three COVID-19-Related Fatalities Reported; Governor Signs Executive Order No. 2021-27; COVID-19 Updates: 111 New Cases, 57 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 236th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on October 14, 2021. The patient was a 68-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on September 24.
The 237th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GRMC on October 28, 2021. The patient was a 64-year-old male, partially vaccinated. He tested positive on October 10.
The 238th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GRMC on October 28, 2021. The patient was a 57-year-old male, unvaccinated. He tested positive on October 10.
“This pandemic continues to test us, and losing more loved ones to this virus reminds us that we must continue to fight back and protect ourselves and our loved ones from infection,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Let's honor the lives and legacies of all those lost to this disease by staying our course, getting vaccinated and doing everything we can to reduce our risk of exposure. Jeff, Josh, and I send our heartfelt condolences to their families and friends.”
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.
Governor Signs Executive Order No. 2021-27
Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order No. 2021-17, relative to extending the public health emergency for an additional thirty (30) day period. The public health emergency is now scheduled to expire on November 29, 2021.
57 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 22 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 237 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 11 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.
COVID-19 Test Results: 111 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 out of 889 tests performed on October 28. 40 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 18,151 officially reported cases, 238 deaths, 2,220 cases in active isolation, and 15,693 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 18.8.