Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero today reported two more deaths related to Covid-19, bringing the total number to nine as Guam's cases continue to mount.
The first patient was 61 years old, who had existing comorbidities, which was further complicated because of this virus. On Aug. 14, he was transferred from Guam Regional Medical City to Guam Memorial Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
The second patient was 62-year-old nurse, who worked at ICU and ER at GMH. On July 10, she had multiple comorbidities.
"Reporting deaths is never easy, and these recent passings, which happened only five minutes apart, have been especially difficult. These two people were more than just Covid patients—they had families, friends, and loved ones. I know words are not always enough, but to the people they loved, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I extend our condolences and our sympathies," the governor said.
"Throughout this pandemic, our frontline workers have put their lives at risk for the health and safety of our island. As we see our COVID numbers increase drastically by the day, our frontliners, and by extension, their loved ones, are at even higher risk. The families who have suffered immense loss know just how painful this virus can be," she said.