The Guam Daily Post - COVID-19 Updates
Thursday, August 5th, 2021

COVID-19 cases contained; 18 of 20 recently confirmed as household contacts

While the number of residents getting their COVID-19 vaccines increases, there continue to be COVID-19 cases on island. Recently a group of 18 residents were confirmed positive for the virus. 

17 COVID-19 cases confirmed to have variants of concern

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 17 virus samples were variants of concern.

Kids start getting vaccinated: 'I just wanted to be safe'

Within hours of Thursday's opening of COVID-19 vaccines to 12- to 15-year-olds, some adolescents were already getting their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and other families are now making plans.

'I procrastinated': Some residents just now getting COVID-19 vaccine

Vincent Mafnas, 42, said he believes he's done all the things he needed to do to keep himself from getting COVID-19 over the past year and had long been thinking of getting vaccinated against it, too.


$553M is on the line and GovGuam didn't do its homework

Guam is unlike many localities on the U.S. mainland – and that is a fact and an inconvenience we all have come to know too well.


Weymouth locks in on world championship

Editor's Note: Guam triathlete Craig Weymouth qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship slated for Sept., 18 in St. George, Utah. This is the second part of a two-part series. Check out part one at

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