29 Mar 2020

New confirmed Covid-19 cases in Guam brings total to 55

9:28 am on 29 March 2020

Four more people have tested positive for Covid-19 cases in Guam, according to the Governor.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero says to date, a total of 55 cases tested positive and 227 tests were negative, with seven recovered and one death.

A week ago, a 68 year-old woman became the first Covid-19 death in the region.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero Photo: Supplied/ Expressions Studio

On 14 March Governor Leon Guerrero declared a public health emergency.

She had also issued several executive orders to close non-essential businesses, government agencies, parks and

beaches and for people to limit physical.

The governor had also appealed to Washington for test kits and financial assistance.

She said a US Senate package including $US111m in direct assistance was expected soon.

On Friday, Washington announced it would help US Pacific states and territories to build their on-island testing capability for Covid-19.

$US858,924 was allocated to obtain new testing kits and a diagnostic machine for each state and territory.