Guam's Covid-19 death toll has risen to 139, the Joint Information Center reported today.
The latest coronavirus victim was a 70-year-old man, who had underlying health conditions. He died at the Guam Memorial Hospital around 7:08 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, the same day he was admitted and tested positive.
"Our grief continues as we mourn the loss of another to COVID-19. Jeff, Josh, and I offer his family and friends our sincerest condolences and sympathies. Though he is gone from our sight, his memory lives on in those who knew him," said Gov. Leon Guerrero. "In order to overcome this pandemic, all of us must do what we can to prevent further spread. I was saddened to learn that none of these recent passings were vaccinated. To the People of Guam, please get vaccinated to protect yourselves and your family. Vaccines save lives."
Four new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 324 tests performed Wednesday, May 5. To date, there have been a total of 8,020 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 139 deaths, 98 cases in active isolation, and 7,783 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 1.1.