Second COVID-19 death on Guam

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Guam has recorded its second death linked to COVID-19.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero made the announcement at the start of her daily online news conference, saying the patient died at 11:32 a.m. this morning at Guam Memorial Hospital. He was a 79-year-old man who had no travel history.

The Governor asked for a moment of silence from all to mourn his passing.

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“He was 79 years old with multiple co-morbidity. He had colon cancer and a traumatic spinal injury. He presented at GMRC with a fever but no travel history and was transferred to GMH on March 25. His family made the difficult decision to implement a do not intubate and do not resuscitate order. And while there are no words that can truly give comfort in times like these, I ask that we each take a moment of silence to honor this person’s life and the family and friends he left behind,” the governor said.

The first COVID-19 death occurred on Sunday, March 22. A 68-year-old woman who also had multiple medical conditions, including end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis, hypertension, and diabetes.

She was brought to GMH on March 14 in a personal vehicle, then admitted on March 15. She too had no travel history.

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