Guam has recorded its highest number of Covid-19 cases in a day, including two deaths.
There were 136 new cases reported on Wednesday along with the eighth and ninth Covid-related deaths.
The deaths included a 62 year old female nurse who was hospitalised on 10 July, and a 61 year old man who was admitted to Guam Memorial Hospital on 14 August.
The Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said both had existing comorbidities that were further complicated by the coronavirus.
“Reporting deaths is never easy, and these passings, which happened only five minutes apart, have been especially difficult.”
Guerrero extended her condolences to the families and friends of those who had died.
“I know words are not always enough, but to the people they loved, [First Gentleman] Jeff , Lieutenant Governor Josh [Tenorio] and I extend our condolences and our sympathies.”
The total confirmed positive cases in the US territory is now 1,120.
There are 26 people in hospital with the coronavirus including four in intensive care.
SOURCE – RADIO NZ