381st COVID-related death reported, 123 new virus cases reported
The death of a 96-year-old man on Monday marks the island's 381st COVID-related fatality.
According to the Joint Information Center, the man was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital. He had underlying health conditions and no record of vaccination.
In a release, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said, “To his family and those who loved him, Jeff, Josh, and I extend our deepest sympathies and condolences. Losing another member of our community to this virus is a reminder that the pandemic is not yet over. We all must remember and exercise the basic mitigation measures to keep one another safe. Also, with summer drawing to a close and the school year starting, we encourage families and their children to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations and boosters.”
There also were 25 people hospitalized for the virus today. Fifteen people are seeking care at GMH, eight are at the Guam Regional Medical City and two are the U.S. Naval Hospital. Seventeen of those hospitalized are vaccinated while eight aren't.
And there were 123 new COVID cases reported from 884 samples tested yesterday. Twenty-two of the new cases were reported by the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 55,624 officially reported cases, 381 deaths, 1,223 cases in active isolation, and 54,020 not in active isolation.