Governor: 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 1 of them a nurse

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Guam recorded two more COVID-19 deaths today, Adelup reported.

The first patient was 61 years old. On August 14, he was transferred from GRMC to GMH after testing positive for COVID-19. He had existing comorbidities, which was further complicated because of the virus.

The second patient was 62 years old. She was admitted to GMH on July 10 and had multiple comorbidities.

She was also a registered nurse and a colleague, who worked in the ICU and ER at GMH for most of her career and dedicated her life to helping patients in our community.

“Reporting deaths is never easy, and these recent passings, which happened only 5 minutes apart, have been especially difficult,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said in a statement released by Adelup. “These two people were more than just COVID patients—they had families, friends, and loved ones. I know words are not always enough, but to the people they loved, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I extend our condolences and our sympathies.”

Throughout this pandemic, the governor said frontline workers have put their lives at risk for the health and safety of the island.

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“As we see our COVID numbers increase drastically by the day, our frontliners, and by extension, their loved ones, are at even higher risk. The families who have suffered immense loss know just how painful this virus can be. This is why I am strongly adamant that the Stay at Home Order remains in effect. If we do not do anything now, if we do not commit to the Stay at Home Order, I am afraid we will have more rough days ahead of us,” Leon Guerrero stressed.

She added: “To the people of Guam, as your Governor, your health and safety remain my number one priority. To protect our community, I am asking you to please stay home. As a nurse, a mother, and a grandmother, I am appealing to your sense of love and compassion for family and our island. I cannot protect them alone—I need your help. Wear your mask, social distance at least 6 feet, and more importantly, please stay home. To the loved ones of these individuals, I offer you my sincerest condolences and my deepest sympathies.”

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