Another day and two more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the CNMI’s total number of cases to 98.
According to a Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. statement yesterday, the two new cases were identified through travel screenings and confirmed positive through testing upon arrival and on their fifth day of testing.
The individuals have been transported to the quarantine facility, the Alternate Care Site at Kanoa Resort in Susupe, which is also the designated isolation area where CHCC staff will keep a close eye on infected individuals.
CHCC has already conducted the initial contact tracing for the most immediate contacts of the two new cases, including passengers on the same flight.
COVID-19 in Guam
The COVID-19 death toll I Guam has now reached 85.
According to the Joint Information Center, Guam’s 80th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 9:40pm last Tuesday, Nov. 3. The patient was a 63-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. Additionally, he was a known COVID-19 case and was previously admitted to the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam.
JIC was then notified that Guam’s 81st COVID-19-related fatality occurred at approximately 11:18am last Wednesday, Nov. 4. The patient was a 49-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to the Guam Memorial Hospital on Oct. 9 and was a known COVID-19 case. Later that same day, Guam’s 82nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at approximately 4:06pm. The patient was a 55-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on Oct. 20 after testing positive at a private clinic earlier that day. That night, at 8:27pm, Guam saw its 83rd COVID-19-related fatality, a 55-year-old male with comorbidities that were further compounded by COVID-19 who died at GMH. He was admitted to GMH on Oct. 20 and tested positive upon admission.
The 84th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GMH yesterday—an 84-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:08am. He was admitted to GMH on Nov. 1 after testing positive upon admission at the Guam Regional Medical City the day prior.
The 85th COVID-19-related fatality also occurred at GMH at approximately 8:10am yesterday. The patient was a 56-year-old male with underlying conditions. He was admitted to GMH last Oct. 25 and was a known positive case.
“Each of us are soldiers in this fight, and victory requires us all to remain vigilant. We are the front-lines, and I call on the people of Guam to do what is right,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “May [their] memory be a blessing to all those who knew [them].”