A 68--year-old woman died at the Guam Memorial Hospital at 1:16 p.m. Saturday. She was Guam's 89th Covid19-related death. She had underlying conditions and was admitted to GMH on Oct. 13. She was a known COVID-19 case.
"This island mourns with another passing to COVID-19. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies to those who cherished her," said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. "This virus is ruthless and is willing to claim more and more members of our community. Wearing our masks, watching our distance, and washing our hands--these simple actions are the best tools we have in this pandemic. We can protect each other. We can save lives."
To date, there have been a total of 5,113 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 89 deaths, 1,622 cases in active isolation and 3,402 not in active isolation.
The Department of Corrections (DOC), in coordination with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), began mass testing of the prison population.
On Nov. 6, eight were confirmed positive out of 203 among DOC employees. All are currently in isolation. Testing for the remaining DOC population will continue at the Adult Main Facility in Mangilao on Nov. 9 and the Hagåtña Detention Facility on Nov. 12.