Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero announced the second Covid-19 related death on Guam during a press conference on March 31.
The deceased was a 79-year-old man with multiple ailments. “At 11:32 today a second patient confirmed to have COVID-19 passed away,” Leon Guerrero said.
“He had colon cancer and a traumatic spinal injury. He was present at GRMC on March 24 with the fever, but no travel history and was transferred to GMH on March 25. His family made the difficult decision to implement both a do not incubate and do not resuscitate order.”
The governor asked the island for a moment of silence to honor his life and his family. “On behalf of Jeff (Cook), myself, and my family, know that everyone who loved this person and everyone who called this person a friend has our deepest condolences,” Leon Guerrero said after her moment of silence. “I have not reached out. I have wanted to call the family, although I’m not going to physically be there. The rule is less contact as possible. I am sending my condolences through this media forum but I will try to call the family and offer my condolences."