Guam's 57th death, 50 new cases reported

The Joint Information Center today reported Guam's 57th Covid-19-related fatality and 50 new positive cases, bringing the tally to 2,868.

A 61-year-old woman died at the Guam Memorial Hospital at around 12:47 p.m. She had underlying health conditions that were compounded by Covid-19. She was admitted to GMH on Sept. 4 and was a known positive case.

“Our days have been too full with moments of silence. To those who loved her, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I offer our heartfelt condolences and sympathies,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “This virus is unrelenting and will continue to test our resolve. To the people of Guam, let us reflect on these recent passings and reaffirm our commitment to doing what we can to keep us safe.”

To date, there have been a total of 2,868 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 57 deaths, 887 cases in active isolation and 1,924 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,592 are classified as civilians and 276 are military service members.

Of the 50 new cases from 472 samples tested, 20 were identified through contact tracing. Three cases reported recent travel from the United States and were identified in quarantine.