The Joint Information Center reported 105 Covid-19 positive cases today, representing the largest number of confirmed cases in a day since the start of this pandemic. The new cases have brought the total number to 704, causing concern about the infection surge on the island's health care system.
"Statistically speaking, we can anticipate that 20 percent of these cases will end up in the hospital, which is already reaching its capacity," Gov. Lou Leon guerrero said in a video message.
The 105 new cases were from 962 samples.
A 70-year-old man was dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital early morning Thursday, Leon Guerrero announced at today's press conference.
The deceased, who had multiple comorbidities, was the the sixth Covid-19-related death on Guam.
The new development has prompted the governor to impose new restrictions.