Guam has confirmed 42 new cases of Covid-19 today bringing the territory's total up to 558 with 5 deaths.
The Governor Lou Leon Guerrero announced the new cases saying 17 of them were identified through contact tracing and two were recent arrivals from the United States.
To date 13 people have been admitted to hospital with the virus, four are in the ICU.
There are 201 active Covid-19 cases in Guam and 352 people have been released from isolation.
Lou Leon Guerrero is urging everyone on the island to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
42 cases of COVID-19 were reported today. We now have 558 total confirmed cases.— Governor Lou Leon Guerrero (@louleonguerrero) August 17, 2020
Please wear your face masks and avoid unnecessary travel. We need to do all we can to prevent even further spread of the virus. pic.twitter.com/Q4LWRdYBNs