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Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, seen here at her office in May 2020, urged residents to get vaccinated and boosted as the island reported its 305th coronavirus death on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, seen here at her office in May 2020, urged residents to get vaccinated and boosted as the island reported its 305th coronavirus death on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (U.S. Navy)

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Guam announced its 300th coronavirus-related fatality this week, a 68-year-old woman who tested positive on Jan. 30 and died three days later.

Her death and three others — an 83-year-old man, an 81-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman — were reported Wednesday by the U.S. territory’s Joint Information Center. All four were vaccinated but had underlying health conditions.

The island announced its 304th and 305th coronavirus fatalities — a 48-year-old man and a 61-year-old man — the following day. Those patients also had existing health issues. One had been vaccinated but the other’s vaccination status was unclear.

“It is never easy to report more lives lost to this deadly virus, and to their family and those who loved them, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said a statement Thursday. “As a community, we can save lives, and we do that by continuing the public health interventions, including wearing our masks, washing our hands, watching our distance, and getting vaccinated and boosted if it’s your time.”

Guam recorded 622 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to the information center. Seventy-six of those infections came from the island’s U.S. military community.

There have been 38,672 cases, of which 6,505 are active, so far during the pandemic, the information center said.


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