Guam reports 10th Covid-related death

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero today reported the 10th Covid-19-related death on Guam and warned that more fatalities may be anticipated unless the spread of the virus slows down.

The 10th Covid-19 casualty was a 96-year-old woman, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital.

The governor said all staff employees at the emergency room tested for Covid-19 and the results returned positive.

As of Wednesday night, Guam had 1,120 confirmed cases. Over 700 of this number were reported in August alone.

“This represents nearly 70 percent of our total confirmed cases since this pandemic began in March. Our active cases now surpasses the number of patients released from isolation—a statistic we have not seen in months.

Two Covid patients died the day before; they died five minutes apart.