Guam reports 129th Covid-related death; 7 of 848 test positive
A 50-year-old man was Guam's 129th Covid19-related death, according to the Joint Information Center.
The patient died at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) around 2:07 a.m. on Jan. 25. He had underlying health conditions and was admitted to GMH on Dec. 22. He was a known positive case, JIC said.
"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of another to COVID-19. Though we mourn his loss, our cause continues. Wear your masks, social distance, and wash your hands. We cannot abandon all necessary precautions when there have been too many moments of silence. To his family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies," said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero.
Seven new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 848 tests performed by the Department of Public Health and Social Services on Sunday, Jan. 24, and tests from additional labs from Friday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 24. Two cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.
To date, there have been a total of 7,554 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 129 deaths, 106 cases in active isolation and 7,319 not in active isolation.