Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero announced last night that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the governor’s office’s statement,  Gov. Guerrero began to exhibit symptoms on August 8.

“On August 8th, I began to exhibit some symptoms. I was tested again this afternoon and received a positive result this evening. I have been in home quarantine since this weekend and will be isolated pending my recovery. I remain in good health despite exhibiting moderate symptoms of the virus,” she said.

She said that on August 5, she had been informed that she came into contact with a close relative who tested positive  for COVID-19. 

She and her husband tested negative at that time. 

Despite the negative testing, Gov. Guerrero said she followed the advice to practice precautionary measures for the next 14 days. 

“In line with existing protocol, I wore a face mask, limited travel to essential functions only, and practiced social distancing,” she added. 

She said Lieutenant Governor Tenorio and the Acting Chief of Staff both tested negative for COVID-19. 

She, however, will continue to monitor budget talks and will continue to lead the fiscal and COVID response teams from home.

She urged Guam citizens to continue to follow preventive measures. 

“Lastly, I implore everyone to use my experience as a reminder of just how serious and contagious this virus is. Help our island protect our loved ones. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Practice social distancing.”

 Six more cases in Guam were confirmed following 714 tests by the Department of Public Health and Social Services and its health partners.

Guam’s total confirmed positive cases is now 418.  ( B. Carreon)

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