HAGATNA, 29 OCTOBER 2020 (PACIFIC ISLAND TIMES)—Guam’s fight against Covid-19 “has gone on far longer than any of us imagined,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said Wednesday, announcing the deaths of two more patients at the Guam Memorial Hospital(GMH).
Leon Guerrero signed a new executive order extending the public health emergency through 29 November. Under the new directive, the governor suspends “rule-making procedures” that would “hinder or delay necessary action by the (Department of Public Health and Social Services) to respond to the Covid-19 public health emergency.
“Notwithstanding our efforts to enable our residents to stay safe, the metrics tracking Guam’s progress indicate that, as a community, we must do more in containing the Covid-19 virus,” the executive order reads.
Guam’s latest death is 77 and the number of hospitalisation has gone up to 86.
An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on Wednesday. The patient had underlying conditions and expired at home in hospice care. She was a known Covid-19 case and was previously admitted to GMH, according to the Joint Information Centre.
A 41-year-old man also passed away. The patient, who had underlying health conditions complicated by Covid-19, admitted to GMH on 05 October and tested positive upon admission.
“Our island continues to mourn as we lose another soul to Covid-19. Jeff, Lt. Gov. Josh, and I send her family and friends our sincerest condolences and sympathies,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “We cannot let our resolve falter. We cannot let our guard down. And we cannot let ourselves be defeated by this virus. “
To date, there have been a total of 4,466 officially reported cases of Covid-19, with 1,772 in active isolation and 2,618 not in active isolation. Of the 48 new cases reported today, five were identified through contact tracing…..PACNEWS

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