28 Sep 2020

Covid-19 deaths in Guam reach 43

4:32 pm on 28 September 2020

Officials in Guam have reported the 43rd death due to Covid-19.

A Covid-19 testing point in Guam

A Covid-19 testing point in Guam Photo: Guam Governor's Office

The Pacific Islands Times reported the 53 year old man died on Saturday.

He had underlying health conditions that were compounded by the coronavirus.

The Governor Lou Guerrero offered her condolences to the family and friends of the man.

She also said it was a reminder to remain vigilant.

"To the people of Guam, I ask that you not take your loved ones or health or life for granted. Our actions do not only affect us, they affect those around us. We must remain committed to keeping our community safe and healthy. That is the only way we can win."

Guam's positivity rate had been erratic over the past week, going up significantly to 14.68 percent on Saturday from four percent the day before.

Of the latest batch of samples tested, 68 were positive.

There have been over 2345 cases of the coronavirus in Guam.