Guam reports 80th Covid death; more Blu-Med tents installed

Members of the Guam National Guard's Task Force Engineer and Surgeon Cell installed the first of two Blu-Med Tents outside the Guam Regional Medical City Emergency Room in Dededo on Nov. 2. Photo courtesy of GUNG

A 63-year-old man became Guam's 80th Covid-19 fatality as the number of hispitalizations went up to 102 as of Nov. 3.

The patient, who has underlying conditions, was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital around 9:40 p.m. Monday night. He was a known Covid-19 case and was previously admitted to the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam.

To date, there have been a total of 4,693 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 1,948 cases in active isolation and 2,666 not in active isolation. On Nov. 2, the Joint Information Center reported three postive cases out of 101 samples tested at the Guam Department of Health and Social Services.

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Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of Agana announced the temporary closure of Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church in Chalan Pago starting today until Saturday, Nov. 7 after a second parishioner reported testing positive for Covid19.