GUAM COVID UPDATE:
The Joint Information Center in Guam was notified yesterday that Guam’s 371st COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital on June 18, 2022. The patient was a 32-year-old female, partially vaccinated, with underlying health conditions, who tested positive on June 18.
“[First gentleman] Jeff [Cook], [Lt. Gov.] Josh [Tenorio], and I pray for healing for her friends and family,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “We have seen that this virus has no limitations on who it can impact. Those with underlying conditions are also considered our most vulnerable. Let’s look out for one another and recognize symptoms early on, get tested, and get treatment. To those who have yet to do so, please get vaccinated and boosted if it’s your time.”
Also, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services reported 165 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,452 specimens analyzed from tests administered June 17 – 19, 2022:
■ June 20: Four of 401 test positive for COVID-19
■ June 19: 97 of 1,047 test positive for COVID-19
■ June 18: 64 of 1,004 test positive for COVID-19
To date, there have been a total of 50,773 officially reported cases, 371 deaths, 500 cases in active isolation, and 49,902 not in active isolation. (PR)