Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has announced three more COVID-related deaths.
After midnight this morning, a 73-year-old woman was pronounced dead on arrival at Guam Memorial Hospital. She had underlying health issues.
Following proper protocol, all persons presenting to the ER are tested for COVID-19 and her test returned positive.
And at around 8:30 this morning, a 36-year-old woman, Guam’s second-youngest COVID fatality, passed away.
She was admitted to GMH for reasons unrelated to COVID; however, following protocol, she was swabbed and her results came back positive.
Additionally, Adelup received communication from US Naval Hospital Guam regarding the passing of a 74-year-old man just after 9:00 am.
“To those they loved, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest sympathies and condolences. I ask that you all please join me as we share a moment of silence with their family and friends to not only mourn their passing but to also remember them for the lives they lived,” the governor said in a video message.
She added: “To the people of Guam, we have had too many days filled with grief and too many lives lost. 13 people have succumbed to this virus. Contrary to what some have said, not all of them were elderly—two of them were in their thirties, with their lives ahead of them.
“COVID-19 does not discriminate. It will infect the young, the old, men, women. It can infect your coworkers, your neighbors, your family members, and you.
“I cannot stress this enough and I will continue to stress this until our fight is over: stay home, practice social distancing, and wear your masks. You may be tired of hearing this but it needs to be said, understood, and practiced by everyone.
“That is how we will defeat this virus.”