96-year-old female is Guam’s 10th COVID-related fatality

Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero reported during her news conference this afternoon that Guam has just recorded its 10th COVID-related death.

The latest fatality is a 96-year-old female who was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital.

In line with its protocol, all persons presented to the ER are tested for COVID-19 and her test returned positive.

“Let’s now take a moment of silence to share with those who have lost so much our deepest condolences,” the governor said before starting her news conference.

Just yesterday, two more COVID-related deaths were announced by the governor, one of whom was a long-time ICU and ER nurse at GMH.

“On an island whose fundamental values are rooted in respect for our elders—poor choices now can place them in the most danger when we refuse to wear a mask around others, when we assume that our individual health must mean everyone else is strong and healthy, and when we treasure our rights without accepting our responsibilities,” the governor said.