4 Apr 2020

Guam suffers two more Covid-19 deaths

5:01 pm on 4 April 2020

Guam has had two more Covid-19 deaths and two more positive tests, bringing the total number of cases in the US territory to 84.

The Governor Lou Leon Guerrero announced the latest fatalities this morning, saying one of the people had recently travelled to Guam from the Philippines.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero Photo: Governor's Office

There have now been four deaths in Guam because of the coronavirus and all had been of people over 65 years old.

Ms Leon Guerrero said the deaths were again a reminder of the importance to abide by restrictions on movement and gatherings.

She pleaded with the public to only leave the home for essential services, like collecting food, supplies or seeking medical treatment or pharmaceuticals.

The governor also passed her condolences on to the families of those who lost loved ones and reminded others in the community to spread love, not disease.

"Tell your kids you love them tonight and heal old wounds wherever they might exist. Tonight we mourn but tomorrow we continue the fight to save those we love."

14 people have so far recovered from the coronavirus in Guam.

A medical team in Guam

A medical team in Guam Photo: Governor's Office