22 Oct 2020

Death toll on Guam from Covid-19 hits 69

2:29 pm on 22 October 2020

There have been two more Covid-related deaths in Guam taking their total number of fatal infections to 69.

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The latest deaths involved a 61-year-old man and a 60 year old woman, both with underlying health conditions that were complicated by COVID-19.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero gave her condolences and sympathies to family and friends of the deceased.

"May the love and support of those around you comfort you during this most difficult time.

"Though our hearts are heavy with sorrow, we cannot and must not succumb to this virus. As we continue to mourn for those we lost to this virus, our work continues to prevent any more grief," she said.

82 new cases of the coronavirus have also been announced.

There have now been 3968 cases of Covid-19 in Guam, including 1502 active cases.

Of the 82 new cases, 13 were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel from the United States and was identified in quarantine.